New Orleans Hornets point guard Chris Paul would not be open to signing a long-term contract extension with the Boston Celtics, reports Chris Broussard. Such an extension would be considered crucial if the Boston Celtics and the New Orleans Hornets were to come to terms on a potential trade for the All-Star guard.
“Let all the CP3-to-Boston chatter cease. CP will not sign long-term ext with Celtics, according to source close to situation,” Broussard said in a tweet this morning.
Broussard originally reported yesterday that the Boston Celtics would be open to trading star point guard Rajon Rondo in return for a legitimate scoring presence. It has since been reported that the club has spoken to the New Orleans Hornets about acquiring Paul, a point guard who is considered to have a much more polished scoring game than Rondo. They have also reportedly spoken to the Indiana Pacers.
Paul can become a free-agent following this season, and has several times indicated that he would like to leave New Orleans for a team where he can be more competitive. He has been rumored to be interested in signing with the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Lakers, but not the Celtics.