Carmelo Anthony is looking for the last piece to complete a New York Knicks "Big Three."
"If it works out and he comes here and they allow him to come here, you'll see a smile from ear to ear," Anthony said, according to the New York Post. "It's not just me. It's everybody [in New York]. If he decides to leave New Orleans and goes somewhere else, they'll be feeling the same way I'm feeling."
Paul can become a free agent after this season, and with Miami setting the trend by combining Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh, Anthony would love to team himself, Paul and big man Amare Stoudemire.
Anthony and Paul have played together on exhibition teams during the NBA lockout and could do it again for a New York-area game around Thanksgiving.
"It's fun," Anthony said, according to the Post. "He's such a competitor, even in games we play now. He wants the games to be NBA games -- the intensity level. He wants everybody to go out and compete. It's something I've really enjoyed."