The Nets haven't had any talks with the Hornets about Chris Paul since before Billy King replaced Rod Thorn and although King says his team will do "due diligence" on Paul don't expect anything soon and don't expect Derrick Favors to be part of any package.
Fred Kerber quotes one Nets staffer as saying Favors "has a chance to be scary good." The Nets anticipate Favors would be the starting price for Paul, along with Devin Harris. And the Hornets would want any team to take Emeka Okafor, too. As a result, Kerber writes, the Nets chances of trading for Paul are slim. Instead, they will look at acquiring a power forward, maybe during the season.