From Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, who is not exactly saying Chris Paul is available, just that the Blazers will do the fairly elementary task of making an offer for him before the draft:
The Memphis Grizzlies offered O.J. Mayo(notes) as part of a package for Paul recently, but talks went nowhere. League sources believe the New Jersey Nets are willing to part with the No. 3 pick and every player on their roster except for center Brook Lopez(notes) to obtain Paul. Also, the Portland Trail Blazers – who’ve long targeted Paul – are expected make a bid for Paul prior to the draft, a source said.
This doesn’t really tell you much of anything. Really, the Blazers should be making a bid for Paul before every draft, and every trade deadline. In fact, there should never be a time the Blazers aren’t making a bid for Paul.
So, that said, without taking this very seriously, you expect LaMarcus Aldridge would be a necessary component of a CP3 deal. Is there any one among you that wouldn’t trade LMA for CP3?