Leave it to NBA to undercut own team
While dubious trades abound, the Hornets would get a good return on the Paul deal
Keep in mind, this is the same NBA that was willing to kill the entire season and trash interest in its product to get the financial deal it wanted. So it only make senses that, with that logic as a backdrop, the league would nix a trade that represented a pretty good solution to a bad situation for the team it owns.
They just made the unappealing Chris Paul-in-New Orleans situation even worse. There's still an extension offer that Paul hasn't touched, and now one of the few viable destinations ...
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