Chris Paul Trade: New Orleans Receives First-Round Pick, According To Report

Chris Paul was reportedly traded from the New Orleans Hornets to the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday evening in a deal that also involved the Houston Rockets. While everyone is talking about that the Lakers got out of the deal, it's the Hornets who might end up being sneaky, long-term winners in all of this.

Looking like New Orleans did very well here. Source says Houston gives a first-rounder to Hornets as well.
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There's still a lot of moving parts in the reported trade but it's sounding like the Hornets might end up with multiple picks in order to build their future around. Consider it a small solace to New Orleans fans as they watch their present franchise head to LA.

For more on the Hornets, visit At the Hive. For more on the Lakers, visit SB Nation Los Angeles and Silver Screen and Roll. For more on the Rockets, visit The Dream Shake and SB Nation Houston.

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