NBA News: Chris Paul Would Not Sign Extension with Celtics

| by Off The Record

There’s been a lot of talk – maybe too much talk – about the possibility of New Orleans Hornets guard Chris Paul heading to the Boston Celtics in a trade that would include Rajon Rondo. A blockbuster indeed, but according to Chris Broussard of ESPN, you might want to quell the chatter.

A source tells him that Paul has no interest in signing an extension in Boston because it’s too cold and there are too many “micks.” Okay, I completely made up that last part. He didn’t say why he wouldn’t sign.

“Let all the CP3-to-Boston chatter cease. CP will not sign long-term ext with Celtics, according to source close to situation,” Broussard tweets.

That would pretty much kill any chance of that deal happening. No one is going to make a pre-season blockbuster deal for players that are just going to bounce after a year or two.

You may remember that OTR‘s own Michael Perry actually scouted Paul. Two years ago, he went to a Hornets/Sixers game and called me afterwards. I asked what he thought about Paul’s game, and Perry reported that “he’s good.”