Geller's CP3 Update: Hornets appealing quashed trade
ESPN NBA columnist Marc Stein is reporting that the Hornets, as well as the Lakers and Rockets, are appealing to the league for Commissioner David Stern to reverse the decision to kill the trade that would have sent Chris Paul to L.A.
There is no indication yet that the Commish is prepared to reverse course after taking the dramatic step of blocking the league owned Hornets' decision to deal Paul to the Lakers.
The primary argument being presented to the league office for allowing the deal to go through is that the NBA's decision would basically force New Orleans to keep CP3 for the rest of the season, despite the fact that he can opt out of his contract and become a free agent July 1 and leave the Hornets without compensation.
Essentially, why would any team risk trying to broker a deal with New Orleans now if it's going to be shot down and create an awkward situation with players involved in the proposed trade?
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