So I happened to be browsing the 2010 free agent pool today, and found that Paul’s contract does indeed expire after this season. Paul is owed 6 million this season, but after that it is an unknown.
And with all of this point guard drama this offseason could Paul be the dark horse free agent next season?
Paul is without a doubt the best PG in the game right now, and would flourish in D’Antoni’s system. The great thing about Paul is how hard he plays on a day to day basis and plays in New Orleans.
Now, let me explain. If Paul wants to get paid next summer, it won’t come from the Hornets. New Orleans just traded away Chandler for money issues and may not be able to afford Paul if he wants to get paid like he should next offseason.
Offering Paul a max contract would be hard to pass up and unless something changes, I don’t see Paul signing an extension with the Hornets for cheap. When you’re the best at your position in the NBA you should be paid like it, and the Knicks could.
Just a possibility, and something not about Nate, Lee, or even Rubio.