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Report: Chris Paul requests to be traded to Knicks

December 1, 2011 |  2:02 pm

Chris PaulChris Paul reportedly will not sign a contract extension with the New Orleans Hornets and has asked to be traded to the New York Knicks, according to Yahoo!.

It appears as though Paul wants to join Knicks superstars Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire to form a big three that could rival Miami Heat's trio of Lebron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade.

For the West's sake, Dwight Howard better hurry up and come to the Lakers.

Because Paul will become a free agent in 2012, the Hornets may be open to dishing him out while they can still get something in return.

Paul has averaged 18.7 points, 9.9 assists and 4.6 rebounds since the Hornets drafted him as the fourth overall pick of the 2005 draft.

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-- Melissa Rohlin

Photo: Chris Paul. Credit: Gerald Herbert / Associated Press

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