The Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors pursued a trade for Chris Paul in 2011 when he was put on the trade market by the New Orleans Pelicans.

Paul preferred a trade to the Los Angeles Lakers but ended up being traded to the Los Angeles Clippers.

"When Chris Paul was in New Orleans, there were two teams that wanted to be aggressive in trading for him and he said 'I will not re-sign with you,'" said Wojnarowski about the Celtics and Warriors.

The Celtics attempted to acquire Paul by trading Rajon Rondo to the Pelicans. The advanced age of Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce was a significant reason why Paul didn't want to join the Celtics.