Chris Paul to Clippers Open Thread

NEW ORLEANS - NOVEMBER 09: Willie Green #33 of the New Orleans Hornets drives the ball around Eric Bledsoe#12 of the Los Angeles Clippers at the New Orleans Arena on November 9 2010 in New Orleans Louisiana. The Hornets defeated the Clippers 101-82. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that by downloading and/or using this photograph User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

UPDATE, 12:15 P.M. CENTRAL:

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UPDATE, 12:10 P.M. CENTRAL:

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The proposed deal has reportedly been submitted to the league and is apparently hung up over the Clippers' failure to include point guard Eric Bledsoe, according to ESPN. If true, it's a very strange point to be arguing over. More importantly though, there are conflicting reports about the deal itself. ESPN characterizes the current trade as the following:

The New Orleans Hornets and Los Angeles Clippers have submitted a multiplayer blockbuster deal to the NBA that would send All-Star point guard Chris Paul to Los Angeles, a source with knowledge of the discussions said Monday.

But the trade as presented has at least one stumbling block: The league, which owns the Hornets, wants the Clippers to add Eric Bledsoe to a package that already includes guard Eric Gordon, center Chris Kaman, forward Al-Farouq Aminu and Minnesota's unprotected 2012 first-round pick.

But a number of league-wide reporters are disputing that, with NBA.com's David Aldridge most recently indicating that the Hornets still must choose between the pick and Gordon.

So consider this your open thread to talk through this craziest of mornings.

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