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A four team trade was consummated today with Darren Collison and James Posey going to the Pacers, Troy Murphy going to the Nets, Courtney Lee going to the Rockets and Trevor Ariza going to the Hornets.

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A great coup by the Pacers getting the point guard they’ve been searching for all summer, in Collison. The Rockets swap Ariza for Lee in a straight salary dump and the Hornets try and appease Paul by nabbing Ariza.

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Seems like a knee jerk reaction by the Hornets and one that they will regret when Paul inevitably leaves. Collison would have been a nice building block in a post Paul New Orleans, trading him to keep Paul for another season is head scratching. This probably keeps Paul in New Orleans for the first part of the season and for now, the Paul trade scenarios are kaput.

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Until the trading deadline.

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