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Source: Paul still weighing options

A source with knowledge of Chris Paul's thinking told ESPN The Magazine's Ric Bucher that Paul has not personally asked for a trade to the Knicks.

The source also said Paul is still weighing options for his next move.

Bucher notes that the source would neither confirm nor deny reports that stated a representative for Paul has told the Hornets he wants to be traded to the Knicks.

"He has not asked for a trade to the Knicks because he knows the Knicks don't have anything to offer," a source told Bucher. "He wouldn't insult the Hornets by doing that."

The source added: "At this time, he is weighing his options and deciding what the best thing to do is."

Paul can opt out of his contract and test free agency after this season.

A report Thursday from Yahoo! Sports claimed that Paul's representative told the Hornets that the point guard would not sign an extension and wants to be traded to New York. A subsequent report from the Times-Picayune stated that neither Paul nor his agent have requested a trade.