Chris Paul to Orlando places the magic on the Jap Convention | Grandstand report
We all know Chris Paul isn’t a LeBron James, but lately CP3 has had its eyes on itself and managed to steal the top NBA headlines.
Many consider Paul the best point guard in the NBA and one might disagree, but will the super distributor be able to land on one of their preferred destinations before the season starts?
It was first announced that Paul’s first choice would be to join teams with the Knicks, but as we’ve all learned, this is a new day and a new rumor.
Sources have stated that CP3’s new team of choice is the Orlando Magic.
ESPN’s Chris Broussard says Paul, who teams up with Orlando’s Dwight Howard, would be a lot better fit than Amare Stoudemire in New York.
In addition, the Magic has a lot more to offer in return for New Orleans.
Let’s just say that New Orleans and Orlando reach an agreement next week and Vince Carter, Jameer Nelson, and a backup will be sent to the Hornets in exchange for Chris Paul and a backup.
With the Miami Heat quickly becoming top favorites from the east following their recent signature acquisitions, the Orlando is placed by the league’s top point guard (Chris Paul) and the league’s top center (Dwight Howard) Magic on Miami in the Eastern Conference?
The answer to that question is yes.
While it’s hard to process that Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh are in the same roster, the Super Power Heat is still missing parts.
While Miami has managed to bring solid veteran talent to its trio, their bank just doesn’t match that of Orlando.
The Magic had the most productive bank in the league last season with an average of 45.6 points per game.
With the re-signing of sniper JJ Reddick, an up-and-coming Ryan Anderson, the magnanimous Brandon Bass and Marcin Gortat, Mickael Pietrus and distributor specialist Chris Duhon, the Magic heads into the coming season with one of the toughest banks in the NBA.
The Magic shot the most and made the most three-pointers last season. With Chris Paul in command in one place (with a career average of 10.0 APG), the guard will be surrounded by plenty of perimeter players who can absolutely make the Trey Ball glow.
While I’m not a huge fan of Magic’s recent signing of Quentin Richardson, the shooter shot nearly 40.0 percent from the three-point arc last season in Miami.
Paul is one of those rare basketball players who just makes his teammates better when the ball is in his hands and with Rashard Lewis out after a year this could be just what he needs to revive.
Dwight Howard led the league in RPG and BPG last season and ended the year with the most double doubles and slam dunks in the NBA.
With Howard in the suit, which player on the Miami Heat roster will be able to contain the unstoppable force?
Miami recently signed Zydrunas Ilgauskas and will likely begin the season as the teams’ starting center (we all knew what Dwight posted in the postseason against Cleveland two seasons ago).
Adding Chris Paul to the Orlando Magic roster significantly increases the teams ‘chances of securing the top spot in the Eastern Conference and ultimately increases the organizations’ chances of winning their first NBA championship.
Do you think the magic could beat the heat for a shot in the NBA Finals if Chris Paul was added to their list?
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