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Chris Broussard is making it seem like the LAKERS are the ones that backed out. Wha?
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Yeah right...


http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/217181/NBA_Kills_Trade_Of_Paul_To_Lakers#ixzz1g04xETug
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NBA Kills Trade Of Paul To Lakers


The blockbuster Chris Paul trade is off, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. Other media outlets are now reporting that sources have confirmed that the trade is dead.

NBA owners have pushed David Stern to kill a proposed trade that would send Paul to the Lakers from the NBA-owned Hornets.

Owners were irate with Stern during Thursday's Board of Governors meeting.

Hornets' GM Dell Demps received pressure from the NBA to back out of the agreed-upon trade and keep Paul, say sources.

The Rockets were also involved in the trade that was agreed upon in principle. Pau Gasol would have gone to Houston, while Kevin Martin, Luis Scola, Lamar Odom and Goran Dragic were set to be deal to the Hornets.

"WoW," wrote Chris Paul on Twitter as a response.

Paul will report for Hornets training camp on Friday.

The early consensus from most experts was that the Demps had received good value in return for Paul, while the Lakers were taking a big gamble by giving up so much.
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Just...

Goddamnit.
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Originally Posted by ConcernedParent View Post

As much as Chris Paul might convince me to cheer for the Lakers again, what are they going to do about the frontcourt? They gotta find a way to flip Bynum for Howard. I'd much preferred Pau stayed- Bynum is as overrated as they come, not to mention he's a huge punk and oft-injured.

Pretty much. PAu is far, far better than Laker fans give him credit for. One thing I do like about the (possible) trade is the Lakers get younger.
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Originally Posted by ConcernedParent View Post

As much as Chris Paul might convince me to cheer for the Lakers again, what are they going to do about the frontcourt? They gotta find a way to flip Bynum for Howard. I'd much preferred Pau stayed- Bynum is as overrated as they come, not to mention he's a huge punk and oft-injured.

Pretty much. PAu is far, far better than Laker fans give him credit for. One thing I do like about the (possible) trade is the Lakers get younger.

Can't discredit his skills but Lakers are smarter than that, they'll get a suitable big man if the deal would have gone through. Chances are, that is the dealmaker for Dwight to come to the Lakers as well. With Dwight in the middle, you can put an injured Oden in there with him they'd still be effective.
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Pretty much. PAu is far, far better than Laker fans give him credit for. One thing I do like about the (possible) trade is the Lakers get younger.

Maybe, but I think it has a lot to do with his passive attitude. I'm grateful for what he contributed while at the same time it'd be nice to see someone other than Kobe or DFish pick up the slack and take charge during those tough post-season moments.
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D12, CP3, if it comes together Kobe needs a new nickname. Maybe K8, (H8rs gonna H8).
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lol8[1].gif Douche just got to rub it in. lol8[1].gif
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@CP3 lol
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fuckfuckfuck
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so basically getting CP3 or D12 via trade is out of the question for any big market team now. stern would have to veto all CP3/D12-related trades from here on out.

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No, not D12. Stern can't veto any Orlando trades because Orlando isn't NBA-owned.

Anyway, ironically I think Stern saved the Lakers here. Gasol and Odom for CP3 was not good. I'd rather they trade Bynum and Gasol for Howard first.

And Magic Johnson was definitely a legit PG.
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No, not D12. Stern can't veto any Orlando trades because Orlando isn't NBA-owned.
 


right, right. had a brain fart there.

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Originally Posted by venessian View Post

No, not D12. Stern can't veto any Orlando trades because Orlando isn't NBA-owned.
Anyway, ironically I think Stern saved the Lakers here. Gasol and Odom for CP3 was not good. I'd rather they trade Bynum and Gasol for Howard first.
And Magic Johnson was definitely a legit PG.

ya...that seemed like giving up significant pieces to get a PG (a great one no doubt) but Gasol & Odom?? No way.
post #4634 of 27236
I think you guys are judging the CP3 trade out of context. Yes, by itself it would appear foolish to give away two 7'ers for a PG, but were you guys really not expecting another shoe to drop? This was clearly the first part of getting Howard, or even Okafur, over to LA. I'm not sure what kind of package it would have taken to to sweeten a Bynum deal but someone had to have been a taker or the first trade would have never happened.
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D12, CP3, if it comes together Kobe needs a new nickname. Maybe K8, (H8rs gonna H8).

He's 24 now. I liked him better as 8.

NO possible sign & trade of David West...
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