ESPN's Chris Broussard has an update on the Chris Paul trade speculation:
All the chatter about Boston's interest in Chris Paul is a moot point because the All-Star point guard will not sign a long-term contract extension with the Celtics, according to a person close to the situation.
Paul, who will become a free agent after this season, essentially has veto power over any trade because no team will give up valuable assets for him without an assurance that it can sign him for the next several years.
Boston would love to acquire Paul for a package built around Rajon Rondo and have been seeking a third trading partner to sweeten an offer to New Orleans.
But Paul's reluctance to commit to Boston long term should quickly put an end to the scenario.
Hmmm… where have we heard a story like this before? 2007, maybe. When KG allegedly refused to sign an extension with the Celtics as his name surfaced in trade rumors. One championship, two Finals appearances and four years later, KG is doing just fine in Boston.
If Chris Paul is refusing to sign an extension with the Celtics, I have two words for him: Screw you. Go play with your buddies in New York. The Celtics will still be kicking your ass for the next decade.