In Anthony’s Opening Diatribe today, he addressed the Chris Paul rumors concerning the Sixers:
“You saw the news about Chris Paul. He got released. They tried to trade him, but there were no takers, so he got released. Is he a guy? If Harden goes back to Houston, do you bring Chris Paul in? That way Maxey can play off him a little bit.
The only problem with Chris Paul is, and I don’t think it has anything to do with him, but the never won stigma is there. It’s amazing, that never won thing. That stigma is there. You almost need to protect Joel at this point. You need someone who has won it. I do believe that. You need someone who has won it.
The NBA silly season has begun. All the rumors are starting. Harden is torn. I just as soon go James, listen, it was great knowing you, just go back to Houston. Even if you get him for two years, I still kind of want him to go back to Houston. There is something about it. I know this year it would be tough to replace him. But let’s see if Maxey has another floor on the way to his ceiling.
Does he have more room up here to grow and become a star? I am fine with letting them find out. Maybe you tweak a little bit, then go in for that big free agent the next off-season. I kind of think that would be my favorite course of action.”