The agent for Chris Paul has asked New Orleans to trade his client to the New York Knicks.

The agent informed Dell Demps, the Hornets’ general manager, that Paul is interested in being part of an extend-and-trade deal with the Knicks, who are in the market for a third superstar to complement A’mare Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony.

As soon as the NBA lifts its lockout restrictions, Demps wants to meet with Paul and hear that directive from him.