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Monday, 26 July 2010 12:53
Chris Paul To Stay With New Orleans Hornets
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Updated: 1:54 

Chris Paul said his meeting with Hornets officials "went well".

"I expressed my desire to win and I like what said about the direction that they want to take the team." Paul said in a statement from the team.

This isn't exactly the trade demand insiders expected.  But there's no telling what happens behind closed doors.  CP3's new stance should preserve his pristine image as the savior of the NBA in New Orleans. The meeting results also improved the Hornets' leverage if they do decide to shop him around.

New general manager Dell Demps, new coach Monty Williams and team president Hugh Weber represented the Hornets at the meeting which lasted about 90 minutes in a New Orleans hotel.  Paul's new agent, Leon Rose. accompanied him.

Updated 1:07--Chris Paul met with Hornets new general manger Dell Demps, new coach Monty Williams and the meeting went more positive than anticipated.

 "I expressed my desire to win and I like what they said about the direction that they want to take the team," Paul said in a statement.  CP3 did not request a trade.
"I have been a Hornet my entire career and I hope to represent the city of New Orleans for many years to come.

The meeting began in New Orleans about noon and lasted about an hour. Paul was joined by his new agent, Leon Rose.


1:00 pm

Chris Paul met with New Orleans Hornets officials on Monday and based upon what they discussed about improving the team, Paul plans to stay in New Orleans and help the Hornets become a championship team.

There have been numerous rumors about Paul's wanting to be traded to a team that could go to a championship.

by Ed Staton

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