In 2010, rumors started circulating that the New Orleans Hornets wouldn't be able to resign Chris Paul because of financial problems. So teams starting contacting the Hornets, inquiring about Paul's availability. While New Orleans maintained that CP3 wasn't on the trading block, one deal nearly got then-general manager Jeff Bower to pull the trigger. In a huge multi-player deal, the Portland Trail Blazers would’ve sent Andre Miller, Joel Przybilla, Nicolas Batum, Jerryd Bayless and the 2010 22nd pick to New Orleans for Paul and Emeka Okafor. Eventually, Bower turned down the offer, claiming that their owner wasn't ready to get rid of Paul at the time.
Oh, and in case you're wondering, the Trail Blazers took Elliot Williams of Memphis with that 22nd overall pick, whoever that is.