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Chris Paul to Lakers trade talks resume

Posted on: December 9, 2011 4:26 pm
Edited on: December 9, 2011 8:32 pm
 
Posted by Ben Golliverkobe-chris-paul

Less than 24 hours after NBA commissioner David Stern stepped in to veto a 3-team trade that would have sent New Orleans Hornets All-Star point guard to the Los Angeles Lakers, the three sides have reportedly resumed talking.

Yahoo Sports reports, with confirmation from Ken Berger of CBSSports.com, that the Hornets, Lakers and Houston Rockets are re-engaged in trade talks in an attempt to "find a new way" to consummate a trade that would have sent Lakers All-Star big man Pau Gasol to the Rockets and Lakers forward Lamar Odom to the Hornets, along with Luis Scola, Kevin Martin, Goran Dragic and other considerations. 

The three sides had reportedly agreed to a framework earlier on Thursday before word broke that Stern killed the deal in his role as overseer of the league-owned Hornets. The NBA initially said the trade had been vetoed for "basketball reasons" and issued a full statement on Friday morning.

"We decided, free from the influence of other NBA owners, that the team was better served with Chris in a Hornets uniform than by the outcome of the terms of that trade," Stern's statement read.

Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert sent a letter to Stern that called the proposed trade a "travesty" while players criticized Stern for stepping in to block the trade.

According to the New York Times
, the league would like the Hornets to get a "better, younger package," to ensure long-term success.

Paul reportedly threatened not to attend the opening of Hornets training camp on Friday, but eventually showed up. ESPN.com reports that Odom showed up late to Lakers camp, met with Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak and then left without participating.
Comments

Since: Jan 28, 2008
Posted on: December 9, 2011 5:30 pm
 

Report: Chris Paul to Lakers trade talks resume

I do not think that Sten should have stopped the trade from going through since it seems all teams involved are getting what they want to improve thier teams. Also the trade falls winhin the guidlines of the new cba. If small market owners are not making any money they should either sell thier teams of work to improve the team.



Since: Jul 24, 2011
Posted on: December 9, 2011 5:29 pm
 

Report: Chris Paul to Lakers trade talks resume

First of all, to the guy who called Chris Paul a spoiled brat, the team he plays for DOESN'T EVEN HAVE AN OWNER and lacks direction.  He is giving them fair warning that he plans on exercising his right to be a free agent next year.  Atleast in this case the will get SOMETHING for him.  

As far as Dan Gilbert; If he had any common sense, he would have traded LeBron and gotten some value for his franchise.  Otherwise, he should have done a better job in the eight years that he had Lebron of building around him.  That team was terrible!   




Since: Jan 14, 2010
Posted on: December 9, 2011 5:29 pm
 

Report: Chris Paul to Lakers trade talks resume

When is Cleveland going to let go? Honestly LeBron's been gone for a year, get over it. I've never seen a franchise lose a star player and act so much like an ex-gf.

Dan Gilbert = bloody tampon

What a little crybaby



Since: Oct 3, 2011
Posted on: December 9, 2011 5:24 pm
 

Report: Chris Paul to Lakers trade talks resume

Hey Lamar.... Welcome to Real Reality.



Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: December 9, 2011 5:22 pm
 

Report: Chris Paul to Lakers trade talks resume

When is Cleveland going to let go? Honestly LeBron's been gone for a year, get over it. I've never seen a franchise lose a star player and act so much like an ex-gf.



Since: Apr 23, 2007
Posted on: December 9, 2011 5:19 pm
 

Report: Chris Paul to Lakers trade talks resume

That's a joke of a trade ... Think about it, even in a Fanasty Basketball the League , That trade ain't going through !!!!!!! Cp3 = Spoiled Brat Hope they trade him to the wizards ...



Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2011 5:17 pm
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Since: Feb 5, 2008
Posted on: December 9, 2011 5:16 pm
 

Report: Chris Paul to Lakers trade talks resume

Well it sounds that one thing is certain. Odom will be traded.



Since: Feb 8, 2009
Posted on: December 9, 2011 5:08 pm
 

Report: Chris Paul to Lakers trade talks resume

Haha Lamar is going to get banished to the Hornets!!! 



Since: Sep 8, 2011
Posted on: December 9, 2011 4:53 pm
 

Report: Chris Paul to Lakers trade talks resume

Luckily the Lakers had 138 other balls in the supply closet......minimizing the damage Lamar had planned...


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