Can Knicks general manager Glen Grunwald lure Chris Paul to New York for less money?

Chris Paul would be a hero in Gotham.

Clippers general manager Gary Sacks is negotiating with free agent Chris Paul and the executive remains “very confident” that the elite point guard will return to Los Angeles.

Shipped to Tinseltown from the Minnesota Timberwolves in December 2011, Paul can ink a five-year extension worth $108 million with the Clippers starting on July 1.

A six-time All-Star and two-time All-NBA First Team selection, the 28-year-old Paul and Blake Griffin led Los Angeles to a 56-26 record in the Western Conference Pacific Division.

Unfortunately for Paul and Griffin, the Clippers were quickly ousted by the Memphis Grizzlies in the opening round of the playoffs.

Meanwhile, nearly 3,000 miles away, the Knicks are home in New York after getting eliminated last weekend by the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Despite the disappointing finish in Indiana, New York had a very successful season and should be proud of their 54-28 mark.

Nevertheless, the Knicks desperately need another superstar to complement the great Carmelo Anthony.

Although New York general manager Glen Grunwald could offer at most a four-year contract for $79.9 million, the 6-foot, 175 pound Paul may contemplate bolting La-La Land for Gotham to partner with Anthony.

Granted, greed rules the world and sacrificing roughly $30 million is nothing to dismiss.

However, Grunwald could intrigue Paul by dangling an incentive-laden pact to compete in the biggest market in America.

Considering the Clippers are Los Angeles’ red-headed bastards behind the Lakers, the standout floor general would also have an opportunity to earn boatloads of money from endorsements as a Knick.

Expect Paul to ultimately stay with the Los Angeles Clippers strictly for monetary purposes.

Still, provided Glen Grunwald is skilled in the art of persuasion, Chris Paul may find the idea of performing at The World’s Most Famous Arena an option too enticing to resist.

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