Things aren't looking good for us anymore in the Chris Paul sweepstakes, as Olshey's lowballing tactics seem to have backfired, but then again, the CP3 trade rumors seem to change every five minutes. I can handle missing out on him, provided he does NOT go to the Lakers. I am sick and tired of them being handed every superstar at just the perfect time. Are their trade assets really better than ours? Come on.
And think about the message it would send to this team, especially Griffin, if after all this time being heavily in the CP3 mix, we stand pat and allow him to get traded to the Lakers. We would back up every single media cliche - too cheap, not willing to build a winner, content to be #2 in LA, etc. If we don't want to risk losing Griffin, we need to at least look like we're seriously trying to get Paul, instead of making everyone but the bench scrubs off-limits.