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Report: Celtics wouldn’t be able to get Chris Paul to sign long-term extension

There are reports on the web [1] that the Celtics [2] have offered Rajon Rondo [3] to the Hornets for Chris Paul [4], who is due to be a free agent after this season. According to ESPN’s Chris Broussard, the C’s pursuit of Paul is futile because, he tweeted [5]: CP will not sign a long-term [extension] with Celtics, according to source close to situation.

Broussard tweeted Tuesday [6] that Paul wants to play out the season and became a free agent, with the Knicks his first choice as a landing spot. He wrote that Paul also would consider the Clippers, but the Clippers are more focused on Dwight Howard [7].