Future Howard, Paul Pairing Not Likely
Chris Paul didn’t want to go to Orlando. Dwight Howard didn’t want to go to New Orleans. But Paul and Howard knew this much: A little more than a year ago, they wanted to play together. Never, however, could they agree on a plan that would unite the NBA’s best point guard with its best center.
Both are set to become free agents at the end of this season, raising the question of whether they might make one more effort to team up.
The answer from both All-Stars: Don’t count on it.
“We were trying to play together, but it didn’t work out,” Howard told Yahoo! Sports.
“I tried to get him to come to New Orleans,” Paul told Yahoo! Sports. “It was back and forth, here and there.”
“We always wanted to play together,” Howard said of Paul. “It didn’t happen that way.”
And yet after years of trying to play together, both Howard and Paul no longer envision such a scenario happening.