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Thursday, December 8th, 2011 at 6:21 pm  |  141 responses

Lakers Get Chris Paul, Give Up Gasol, Odom in Trade


Rumors have been floating around all day about the Hornets having a deal with the Lakers for Chris Paul. According to Yahoo!, the rumors are now very close to becoming real: “The Los Angeles Lakers are nearing an agreement to acquire All-Star point guard Chris Paul in a three-team trade that will cost them Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. The Lakers are finalizing the trade with the New Orleans Hornets and Houston Rockets. Under the terms of the deal, the Lakers would send Gasol to the Rockets. The Hornets would receive Odom, Rockets guards Kevin Martin and Goran Dragic and forward Luis Scola, league sources said. ‘It’s not finalized, but we’re close,’ one front-office official involved in the negotiations said.”

UPDATE: The deal is off.

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  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    Gave up too much. Hope we can some how snag Howard now. The Lakers are gonna nedd him.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    Dont know how I feel about this yet. probably would of been better off waiting for Dwight.

  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    Who the f#ck is gonna play the four?

  • Dr. DL

    Ok so now I hate Chris Paul. Better him than Dwight I guess.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Hmmm. Didn’t want to see both go, but interesting for sure. Lets see if it goes through. Would be interesting to go from the worse starting PG in the L to the best….. HMMMMMMM

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    I thought it was Gasol to HOU, CP to LA and Scola/KMart to NO?
    If the lakers and the Hornets sign off on this deal, there’s no way LA can get DHow this season.

  • nbaNw8

    UH OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  • LAKERS

    know it seems like they are giving up a lot but when you consider paul is 5 years younger than pau and 6 younger than odom they just gave themselves a new face of the franchise for years to come. Hopefully they can still get howard just to complete the roster.

  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    Are the Lakers going to sign David West as a FA? The four spot just got crowded in Nawlins.

  • DuckTape The Mob

    @JTalylor21 Don’t worry about that just worry about Eddy Curry and the Heat

    Fisher Time to sit yo ass down on the bench

  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    They better throw their hat in the ring on Nene too. If they were going to do this I can’t believe they didn’t go harder after Caron Butler. I have a feeling Buss Jr. is about to destroy my favorite franchise. I also have a feeling that the report on this deal is a little premature. It just doesn’t make a lot of sense.

  • LA Huey

    Wow, they’d go from the best big man rotation in the league to one that doesn’t exist.

  • http://dodgers.com Joey E.

    worry about PF later. Chris Paul <3

  • http://theurbangriot.com The NUPE

    I’m not sure if this makes the Lakers better or not. If they get D12 then I like their ‘big 3′, however, Bynum is almost certainly going to get injured at some point in time during the season and likely during the playoffs. That would leave them with virtually no interior players.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    I dunno Huey, Bynum is still the 2nd or 3rd best Center in the League. I hate to see Odom go though. I wish they would do Metta and Pau and Blake or something…

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Lakers are making a HUGE mistake trading Gasol…

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the Balla

    PLEASE drop Artest, sign West. And PLEASE bring in Billups to back up Paul!!!!
    Ebanks and Character can start getting some play. Drop Walton.

  • cheesewiz

    Getting Chris Paul isn’t so bad, but trading away the guy (Gasol) that got in you in the finals multiple times probably isn’t the brightest idea

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the Balla

    The Lakers will become a destination now with Kobe and Paul there.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    I don’t think so Teddy. Depending on who they can grab anyway. I don’t know where the numbers are at for the Lakes now, but If we can grab a decent PF then we’re good to go. Hell, it’s time for World Peace to bang in the post. Metta congrats on the new PF assignment.

  • http://www.slamonline.com PapaDuck

    The Lakers must be really confident that they can get a big man, either Howard or someone else, if they pull this thing off. But it doesnt make since, Chris Brussard said the Hornets want youth + draft picks + a veteran. This is a bad deal for both parties actually.

  • O

    Annnnnnd Khloe Kardashian is preparing the divorce papers…

  • cheesewiz

    Bynum is neither the 2nd, nor the 3rd best Center in the league tho,to basically everyone thats not a Laker fan, thats the thing.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    Lake, he’s talking about the advantage they had over every team with 3 highly-skilled 7footers is gone. Also, don’t act like Bynum is the most durable cat out there, he’s most certainly going to miss some time during this season (he also has to miss the first 5gms due to a suspension).

  • robb

    Wow Gasol and Odom? I’m happy but I wasn’t expecting that. Brad Long said it best “Who the f#ck is gonna play the four?” Maybe David West is included?

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    cheesewiz I would never take anything you think seriously after you said the Gasol got them to the Finals multiple times. Kobe didn’t even get them to the Finals multiple times. It’s called a TEAM. Tell me who is the 2nd and 3rd best center in the L? Bogut is the only person i’ll accept as a legitimate 2nd best center in the L.

  • http://counterkicks.com Quinned

    holy crap they must really love bynum

  • http://www.google.com/news BETCATS

    $10 says now that Odom isnt in LA for the reality show he gets Kris Humphries’d

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    woah….gotta wait till things are finalized before I completely make my assessments…..two of the most intense competitors the game has ever seen on the same squad….insane

  • Galagu

    aww sh!t

  • http://nba.com GP23

    This aint gonna happen…

  • http://www.slamonline.com PapaDuck

    damn son. i dont know how to feel as a Lakers fan. Ecstatic to get Paul. But kind of sad to loose Odom. You win some you loose some. Hopefully Orlando likes World Peace.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    It just did.

  • ripslam

    Not sure if the Lakers are any better after this…their bench takes a hit and they’re looking mighty thin down low. Obviously they held out Bynum to try and grab Dwight, I doubt that’ll happen though.

  • Ldub20

    I like CP3 in LA. I dont like giving up both Odom and Gasol tho. Especially since the Lakers need that down low presence in order to compete in the west with the Mavs, Thunder, shoot even the Grizz and the old ass Spurs. Unless another big is somewhere close in the mix. This trade wouldnt make too much sense. Kobe is out in what 4-5 yrs? And CP3 would be in another NO position. Chandler going to NY (possbly for STAT…’which might actually might work coming to LA as the 4′). Alot of things to consider, but Bynum needs to be in the trade not both Odom and/or Gasol.

  • LA Huey

    LakeShow, I agree that Bynum’s good but my comment was more (like JTaylor and others mentioned) about the rotation they had. They were able to start games with two skilled 7 footers and bring a starting quality PF off the bench. The fact that the only big they have left standing is injury prone, leaves the Lakers with arguably just as big a hole in the paint as they did with Fisher at PG.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Taylor. Then he should have said that. Don’t say Gasol got them to the Finals that’s BS. Artest, Odom, Kobe, Gasol, Fisher, Ariza, Bynum all had critical plays that they made that helped the Lakers get there different years. Sometimes Gasol sucked and we won. Sometimes he was the most important player. It’s just stupid Logic to say that Gasol is why they got to the Finals.

  • http://www.slamonline.com PapaDuck

    @GP23, SLAM changed the title to make it seem like its pretty much a done deal. By reading this article it just seems like they working out the small details and waiting until midnight to make it official.

  • robb

    I understand Bynum and Odom for CP3 but Gasol? damn.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Yeah, but lets not act like Chris Paul is easier to guard than Gasol or Odom. Paul is one of the hardest covers in the L, and he shoots a FG% that is comparable to a PF/C. Best PG in the L plus the best(imo)SG in the L plus a top 3 center when healthy is a GREAT team. If you think they aren’t going to make another trade that gets them someone for the post then you are sadly mistaken. Yes, 3, 7 footers and Kobe is why they won before. Now it is going to be different. Much more balanced with a threat at every position instead of just 3. It is dependent on Bynum’s health though(which is freaking scary).

  • respect

    lets gooo!!! christmas day chris paul vs d-rose will be a great way to start the season

  • retrobat

    NO seems to be getting a pretty good deal out of all this. They get Kmart AND Scola. Not bad at all. I don’t see how this helps the Rockets, though. I think they are giving up too much.

  • Stevie Jenkins

    The best backcourt in the world resides in LA.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    Lake, explain to me how the lakers have a “threat” at every position? You do realize that LA just lost their star PF and that Ron Artest is still going to occupy that 3 spot, right?

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    Not making this Bynum, Odom, Blake for Paul, Okafor was a mistake. Bynum getting hurt is worst case scenario and probably also most likely scenario.

  • Ali

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DONT SELL ODOM AND PAU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • lakersince90

    WOOOOOW! the first five games are going to be awful with bynum out. at least i got my two favorite players on the same squad. hell, they better get an inside prescence soon though. cause in reality even that wont be enough to satisfy me. im sorry for being spoiled with championships, ITS LAker THING.

  • LA Huey

    Bynum’s trade bait.

  • link981

    I personally think the lakers gave up too much to acquire Chris Paul, the lost one great player, one versatile player for an All Star Player who regressed last year (he made up for it in the playoffs though). This deal will work out only is Dwight Howard signs with the Lakers, then it would be worth it.

  • http://officialblogfamily.tumblr.com KG

    Best backcourt in the NBA

  • lakersince90

    i hope they can get a sign and trade with a major free agent to package with bynum for d12 now.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    I doubt they have Artest starting at the 3 spot this year Taylor. I see a couple more changes happening so i’m going to stop arguing hypothetical’s until a few more things get accomplished. But yes I think the core of Paul, Bryant, and Bynum is better than Bryant, Pau, Bynum.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Yo, wheres Tarzan?? The Lockout is officially over!!!

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    Trade bait for who? I don’t see Orl agreeing to a simple Bynum for DHow swap, the better deal for them is with NJ (Lopez and 2 first-round picks).

  • stevie jenkins

    “The illest since Magic Johnson” – Ghost

  • Leonitu$

    Let me just say this. The Lakers wouldn’t have made this deal unless they knew that they will be getting Howard in the near future. That explains why they were adamant on not including Bynum in this deal!

  • http://www.offthebackboard.wordpress.com OTB

    Before everyone goes nuts on CP3, I just wanted to take the time to appreciate all that Gasol did for the Lakers. Seriously, that man was a God send for this team in 2008, and even more so in Game 7 of the 2010 Finals. His importance cannot be understated. I know he’s not known as the best PF, but he was an amazing team player, someone that Kobe said was his favourite player in the league. Our front line is much weaker now; the Lakers have basically gone away from what made them so deadly from 2008-2010.

  • hushabomb

    I also would have thought that Scola would go to the Lakers as well. At least the Hornets got something tangible and also they will be in the running for Gilchrist, Sullinger, Lamb, Johnson. Teague.

  • http://www.2ksports.com Showtime

    umh..well La lost their advantage….D12 def not coming, gave up too much…but the perimenter did get hellah better , cant wait to see the opening day game…

  • http://www.slamonline.com Cheshire

    And we still didn’t trade Steve Blake! I want Dwight more than CP tho…. Now we can call up Dwight and see how he’s doing

  • http://slamonline.com Tae

    I like getting Paul, but giving up Gasol and Odom kinda saddens me as a Lakers fan. We’ll see how it bangs out

  • golakeshow

    Suck it league. LA just got the best guard tandem in the NBA! Next stop Finals suckers.

  • DJ MBENGA

    They’ll regret trading Pau . . .

  • Ldub20

    trade actually makes alot of sense. Rumor is that Bynum/Howard trade will be next. which means you now have the games best pg in Paul and the best C in Howard. 2 things that Miami heat NEEDED. Unless lebron plays the point. This move makes La’s Big 3 far more dangerous than Miami’s.

    And with Chandler running to NY, and Barea out of Dallas as well. It kinda decreased the chances of Mavs to get back to the finals.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    The reason the lakers won was because of their size and skill in the front court. Now they have two injury prone dudes to rely on heavily and kobe is what 34?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    lakers arent getting howard for bynum and artest, if they do, I will seriously stop watching basketball as much as I love, because something is seriously fishy with that.

  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    Paging Kwame Brown…

  • reignman

    This just made my day! Out with the old, in with the new. Lakers know you need to rebuild soon and let’s face it, gasol or Odom aren’t gettin any younger.
    To everyone worried about an “inside presence”, I’m sure the Lakers thought it through b4 pushing the trigger. So look for L.A to make some more moves.
    So far I’m too excited to see a rejuvenated Kobe play with a prime CP3!!

  • http://www.offthebackboard.wordpress.com OTB

    @SlickRic – A lot of it has to do with where the player wants to go as well. Teams are hesitant to offer packages to Orlando if Howard just plans to bolt after the season is done. LA is one of the few teams that can offer pieces and you know the star player being traded would be willing to stay long term. With that being said, New Orleans has a SOLID line up for next year.

  • rand33p

    best pg in the L and best 2 gaurd in the L makes for the best back court in a longggg time… NOW the question is what the lakers do to fill out the roster/trades/signings … should be interesting but with that Back court and no moves they’re still contenders and ur silly if u think otherwise

  • nicholas

    whos going to play pf for the lake show?

  • Ldub20

    @SlickRic…google it bro. It would make sense for the Lakers to make the trade as well as the Magic to make the trade. Howard wont sign a contract ext in Orl…so they would be best fit in getting someone who has a contract already.
    Howard would be more prone to signing w/ LA with Kobe and Paul there. Same with Paul signing (even though his agent claims he wants to go to NY). But since they are signing Chandler…that may not happen anymore. Even with the amnesty perhaps used on Billups.

  • http://www.offthebackboard.wordpress.com OTB

    They still have the MLE don’t they? I’m sure they can pick up a decent PF off waivers or free agency.

  • Ldub20

    David West would be a good pickup. Solid in the post, good rebounder, can hit the midrange jumper. That by far would be the craziest lineup assembled. Damn Avengers.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    Unless a team is willing to give up some valuable assets for either Arenas or Turkoglu in a 3 team trade there is noway the Lakers get Howard. And those assets would have to be superior to whatever New Jersey, & Houston work up by the deadline.

  • Ldub20

    David West would be a good pick up no? Decent defender (especially with DH behind him)…solid mid range jumper, and he played with CP3 for numerous seasons so that chemistry is already there. Paul-Bryant-????-West-Howard. You could even stick Matt Barnes at the 3 (and hope that he can play defense like he did when the Magic played “against” the Lakers, and its still a mad crazy lineup!

  • http://www.offthebackboard.wordpress.com OTB

    Pretty sure World Peace is still playing the 3. I doubt West would sign for just the MLE.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Someone just called David West a “good rebounder”

  • Ldub20

    Houston just lost out on pieces to Orlando by send Martin, Dragic and Scola to NO in the trade with the Lakers. and as far as Jersey is concerned…they would be stupid to give up Lopez for ONE season of DH and Dwill…especially with all the activity in the east already.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    Out of all the crazy ish that has went down today, someone as in the Knicks, agreeing to pay Tyson Chandler 60mill for 5yrs takes the cake.

  • rich

    wow that is gonna be some defense on the perimiter chris is the type of guy who will tell kobe to get his old ass off the court if he isnt giving 100 percent on D and with artest i dont know how the other team is going to breathe on the perimiter

  • jake

    Ugh…..not sure about this one. Odom is th eemotional leader…

  • YaBoy

    NEW UPDATE: OKAFOR ADDED TO THE DEAL

  • Ed

    Are the Lakers also getting Okafor?

  • robb

    Tyson Chandler 60 millions for 5 years??? It seems they didn’t learn sh*t from the whole lockout situation

  • robb

    *million

  • Maniac

    @Jake do you watch basketball? Wtf.

  • Maniac

    And I’m gonna keep my mouth shut about free agency until it is over. Just know it has only begun….

  • http://djkflflc.om Jukai

    Oh man, the choices for Dwight Howard is living the Big Apple city life in New York getting easy lob passes by Deron Williams… or living the Hollywood beach life in LA getting easy lob passes by Chris Paul.
    This trade stuff must be killing Dwight.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    I may be mistaken but I’m pretty sure the Lakers will get the full MLE because they are already over the cap. They may end up getting like Kris Humphries (no joke intended)

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Maniac…Right. Geez I have been dealing with these morons all day.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Buss loves him some Bynum. He better be right about him.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    Will not* get the full MLE

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    Actually it was 60mill for 4yrs. So yes, a guy that didn’t even avg. double-double last season is going to be making superstar money. WTF!

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    It’s gonna pretty funny if Houston uses what it gets in this deal to acquire Dwight.

  • Jpt

    Bynum and Blake since were loaded at the point for Howard and Brandon Bass??? And that would solve our 4 spot

  • dma

    RIGGED RIGGED RIGGED

  • http://www.offthebackboard.wordpress.com OTB

    Did someone just call Lamar Odom the emotional leader of the Lakers? HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA.

  • Maniac

    Yo lakeshow I understand man… believe me I understand lol

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    The Hornets may have improved overall. Legit two, legit four, legit three and they still have jarrett jack and okafor. They will fight for the eight seed.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Well he is emotional…. Just not a leader or a serious person at all. He eats a bunch of candy before the big game and has a sugar high outburst and all the sudden he is the “emotional leader of the team” lol

  • Maniac

    OTB man I wanted to go there but…. wow lmao.

  • GH

    How did Houston “lose out”? They picked up an elite big man and now sit ~$13M under cap without having to give up any of their good young talent or draft picks.

  • http://www.2ksports.com Showtime

    Prediction Drose drops 50 on lakers opening day …> No inside presence or bench

  • Sergio

    They let go of their power forward and 6th man. That’s the beauty of bieng a Laker fan.
    What big man are we getting?

  • martin

    i think they gave up gasol and odom for a reason .they are probably hunting for a big man .i would say overall hornets got the better of the trade

  • http://www.2ksports.com Showtime

    I think No keeps competive but ultimately tanks to get in this years loaded lottery. Paul was going to sign, just lobby for a future Star.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Showtime, D-Rose has Paul on him now. Not Fisher. Has D-Rose ever scored 50 points? Might not wanna make that bet buddy.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Mr. Kardashian isn’t even the emotional leader of his family…

  • http://Loller Lollerstars

    Orlando’s revenge: make LA give up too much on Paul, and then BACK OUT of Howard trade talks.

  • http://sl.com Krishan

    Getting chris paul now solves the Lakers’ hole in the head coach position. Good job LA!

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    It will be exciting to see just how Kobe and CP co-exist this season. This is the first time Kobe has ever played with a top-notch PG and one that needs the ball in his hands at all times. It will also be fun to see what kind of gimmick Mike Brown comes up with now that he’s dream of running a twin-tower set with Bynum and Gasol have been dashed. I have a feeling it’s going to be eerily similar to the “taking turns” offense MIA ran last season with Bron/Wade.

  • chris

    the lakers had to do something. going into the season with fish, blake, and darius morris wasnt gonna work. whats gonna be interesting is the contract cp3 gets. the howard trade will probably get done real soon- bynum and hopefully artest and walton for dwight and hedo’s horrible contract . I dont think they will get west because he wants huge money- they may get some ammesty power forward for a cheap one year deal. gotta get an athletic four

  • shutup

    The two biggest whiners are on the lakers now, now we get to see paul and bryant take turns complaining to the refs, I Love This Game

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Basically the Lakers have forced Brown to recreate his offense on the fly with a plan that will impact his most difficult player to manage. This could get ugly. I don’t lime the lakers depth problems. Maybe they go after Humphries and Kwame?

  • http://www.2ksports.com Showtime

    @ lake i put money on it who going to stop him They have No 4, No 5 cause Bynum Suspended, No bench Odom and brown gone , so cp3 back is blake or fisher, kapano, Joe smith. so he maynot get 50 but 40 is capapable.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    I would chastise Lakers fans for thinking the Magic will gift them Howard but the did just get Paul. If was Orlando I would be looking at Jersey or Clippers though.

  • http://www.2ksports.com Showtime

    oh forgot they have luke walton

  • bigmike100

    if dey dnt get d12 i dnt really c y dey got paul?

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    I doubt Kwame wants to go back to LA after Kobe threw him under the buss and then set it on fire. Also, after coming off a breakout season, Humphries’ asking price might be too much for the Lakers.

  • ClydeSays

    Great backcourt. Does Brown keep the Triangle though? That would make CP3 a spot up shooter. Interested to see how this shakes out…

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    WTF Houston?!?!?! Pau Gasol is not going to solve your problems! F*ck!

  • Maniac

    @Showtime – understand that the Lakers aren’t done. That is all. I’m out

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Actually, wait a minute… As much as I like Kevin Martin (one of my favorite players in the game–he’s just so unique offensively), this move frees up playing time for Terrence Williams.
    Let’s see how much Gasol has left in the tank. Under tutelage from Kevin McHale, and filling the shoes of Yao Ming, with a supporting cast that is BUILT for playing around a superstar big man…. I might be liking this trade after all.
    Funny how quick that happened.

  • tomtom

    HAHAHAHAHA come on laaaaaakers!! Worried about the PF spot but if i know Mitch Cupcake….and i actually dont, but lets pretend i do….he has a plan to fill that gap!!!!!

  • Maniac

    And wtf. I just commented on Kobe/CP3 co-existing vs Bron/Wade co-existing and it didn’t show up. -__- f*ck I’m not typing that again.

  • robb

    @Clyde lol of course Mike Brown won’t keep the triangle.

  • http://www.nba.com VanCityBBall

    im not sure… what made the lakers so good (exception of kobe of course) was how big they were with Gasol, Odom and Bynum… take 2/3′s of that out and u get a ___________ front court. CP3 is obviously a huge upgrade for lakers but whom will land the C/ PF spot?

  • http://www.slamonline.com aman from arkansas

    I think derrick caracter will play the maybe. is that all the rockets get soft ass gasol wtf.

  • jsmallz

    Wow i love this how the teams are giving up everything…they had big guys that if they waited oh my god one freaking season could makie happen for cheaper possiblly
    I hate the lakers but if they make decision like this lets do it it will be kobe pauland scrubs…and if they get howard get the picture still have to sign scrubs all because they couldnt live with being a solid team. Just really everyone wants a version of a big three but ya get role players with them to play with…like a posey or a house…where are those guys..players like that are steals..kevin love free agent after this season steal of a big man when everyone tries to get howard…just saying it is the pros right

  • robb

    they are saying the deal is off WTF?

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    This sh*t better not fail.

  • aotearaw

    BACK INTO YOUR HOLES LAKERS FANS! :-)

  • jsmallz

    I actually want this deal this would be aearly christmas present to see the failure of this

  • robb

    “NBA owners have pushed commissioner David Stern to kill the deal sending Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers, sources tell Y! Sports.”

  • http://www.twitter.com/hurstysyd Hursty

    Teddy – I’m hoping/anticipating that the Gasol trade is a pre-cursor for attempting a shot at D.Howard. Gasol + a couple other guys and the picks that Houston still have from the trades last couple of years.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    This ish is like a rerun of the twilight zone.

  • shutup

    haha lakers fans, this is almost as good as watching them lose to the celtics that year :)

  • tipu

    Lakers will crumble if this deal goes thru. CP3 for bynum and/or odom…but gasol is way too much. BTW IM NOT A LAKERS FAN, BUT THIS DEAL SUCKS AND WILL FAIL ON THE LAKERS.

    They lost Shannon Brown and now Odom and Gasol…get rid of Bynum instead, or trade for D12.

    If Lakers seem to get D12 later on, then it’ll work out…but as of rite now no!

    GO HAWKS!

  • Joblo

    Y can’t guys stay in the city that drafted them, build up their own legacy, and maybe win a chip….much more respect that way. I really miss the golden age of ball cuz this stuff is getting ridiculous

  • http://djkflflc.om Jukai

    Allen: You said the Hornets improved then said they’d be down one seed spot.

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