Paul tried convincing Howard to join him in New Orleans
Wow i wonder if we had an owner then if things would be different now..
"We were trying to play together, but it didn't work out," Howard told Yahoo! Sports.
Paul and Howard began talking about playing together in 2009.
Howard wanted Paul to join him with the Magic.
"What will you be giving up?" asked Paul, according to a source.
Paul's preference was for Howard to join him with the Hornets.
"I tried to get him to come to New Orleans," Paul told Yahoo! Sports. "It was back and forth, here and there."