NEW YORK (WFAN) — It seems the Knicks don’t have the pieces necessary to land Hornets superstar Chris Paul in a trade.

According to the New York Post, talks between New York and New Orleans for the electric point guard are “dead.”

Now looking to fill needs elsewhere, the Knicks are “on the verge” of signing veteran Grant Hill for their shooting guard slot, the paper reported.

Paul has requested a trade to the Knicks. If the Hornets can’t find the parts they need from New York, “CP3” will have to wait until free agency in 2012 to land in the Big Apple.

Of course, Paul could still be traded away — and then decide to re-sign with his new club.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reported earlier this week that the Los Angeles Lakers, who have center Andrew Bynum as a premium chip, are in the mix for Paul. On Thursday, Wojnarowski reported Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics could be “a possible centerpiece of a blockbuster deal” for the point guard.

The Warriors, Clippers and Rockets are also rumored to be in the Paul sweepstakes.

Do you think Paul will ultimately end up in New York? Sound off in the commebts below…

Comments (2)
  1. AG says:

    There is no way any team is going to trade for Chris Paul only to let him leave as a free agent; they will want a sign and trade. Also, the Hornets aren’t going to stand by and watch him leave as well. The Knicks are going to have to get creative and come up with other teams to get involved and pull off a sign and trade to NY. It’s looking bleak for them right now.

  2. samuel phillips says:

    The free agency route is the only logical way to aquire mr.paul. As long as he isn’t traded as a mercenary to a marquee team such as the Lakers, I don’t see how he DOESN’T become a knick

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