At first, it looked like Chris Paul would not report to New Orleans Hornets training camp on Friday after a three-way trade that would have sent him to the Los Angeles Lakers was vetoed by David Stern. Reports indicated Paul was angry and would not report out of protest. However, those reports appear to have been premature. Paul is currently practicing along with the rest of the Hornets, according to Hornets.com writer Jim Eichenhofer.
Hornets vets I've seen walking into gym: Ariza, Patrick Ewing Jr., Jarrett Jack, Okafor, Chris Paul, Quincy Pondexter
The news means that all the members of the original three-way trade between the Lakers, Hornets and Houston Rockets are at their respective training camps. Lamar Odom showed up 90 minutes late, while Pau Gasol, Luis Scola, Kevin Martin and Goran Dragic were all on time.