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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 20, 2008
Posted on: December 9, 2011 11:34 pm
 

Chris Paul to Lakers trade talks resume

Nowhere in the real world do employee's dictate to owners where they will work. 
So Chris Paul is a Good Toby and plays his *** off for the Hornets this year.  Next year, he is a free Agent and goes to the Lakers or Celtics and the Hornets don't get anything for him.

Makes great business sense.

If your an idiot.



Since: Jan 23, 2011
Posted on: December 9, 2011 11:33 pm
 

Chris Paul to Lakers trade talks resume

Who in the world are you to decide what a good trade for these teams is? NO gets players in return for CP3, if the trade is nullified again and CP3 is deemed only tradable to small market teams then NO gets nothing for him in 6 months when he becomes a free agent and signs with the Lakers. You know nothing about anything...



Since: Oct 28, 2009
Posted on: December 9, 2011 11:25 pm
 

Chris Paul to Lakers trade talks resume

I hope the NBA sticks to its guns and continues to veto this trade.  Nowhere in the real world do employee's dictate to owners where they will work. 

Besides, if this were a fantasy league trade, no league commissioner worth a damn would allow this garbage trade.  Getting the best player in the deal and clearing salary cap space in return for garbage?  What a joke.



Since: Apr 6, 2007
Posted on: December 9, 2011 11:23 pm
 

Chris Paul to Lakers trade talks resume

The one fact everyone keeps forgetting is that the NBA owns the New Orleans Hornets.  It wouldn't be the first time an owner stepped on the toes of his GM.  I would agree that if you're looking to unload the franchise its probably a more attractive investment with Chris Paul as the face of your franchise than Lamar Odom.  Does anyone think Odom, especially considering who he's married to, is going to stay in New Orleans?  Know he would probably retire after next season, and the Hornets lose Paul for nothing.  Chris Paul IS under contract.  Chris Paul currently does NOT have the right to say where he should be playing basketball.  Its his perogative to sit out if thats what he chooses to do, but that would be pretty silly if it were him.  If I owned the Hornets I wouldn't want Odom as the face of my franchise.  Not because I don't think he can play, I don't get the impression he would want to stay in NO anymore than Chris Paul does.  Lamar already turned down bigger contract options to stay in LA in part because thats where he wants to live.

So you can't even speculate on the league vetoing a move by Howard, they don't own the Orlando Magic.  Again, right or wrong(and I do believe they're in the wrong in their ownership, but thats a separate topic.) they do own the New Orleans Hornets, do with your team as you will.



Since: Oct 17, 2011
Posted on: December 9, 2011 11:21 pm
 

Chris Paul to Lakers trade talks resume

This is so awesome!

My watch stills says The World Champions of The National Basketball Association The Dallas Mavericks.

Cool



Since: May 31, 2010
Posted on: December 9, 2011 11:20 pm
 

Chris Paul to Lakers trade talks resume

Didn't seem like such a bad deal for the Hornets.  Really hard to trust the league to be running a team and make trades.  Especially this league.



Since: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2011 11:15 pm
 

Chris Paul to Lakers trade talks resume

Just another Laker hater with no real educated  opinion.





Since: Nov 16, 2011
Posted on: December 9, 2011 11:14 pm
 

Chris Paul to Lakers trade talks resume

Dwight Howard wants to go to the nets and be the new king of Brooklyn. He isn't going to L.A. With Howard and if the Nets keep deron Williams like it looks like they will ... They will 1 up the Knicks and have a better team. LMAO.



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2011 11:12 pm
 

Chris Paul to Lakers trade talks resume

Kobe is a spoiled, egotistical, me, me , me player.  The Lakers deserve ech other.



Since: Jan 20, 2008
Posted on: December 9, 2011 11:12 pm
 

Chris Paul to Lakers trade talks resume

 
Speaking of the most ignorant player in sports, how come the Lakers aren't trying to get rid of Artest, Lakers fans don't want him on the team, never did.
Clippers Fan?  Please.  Step away form the computer before something really bad happens. 

Like for instance,  Blake Griffin changing his locker space to The Gold and Purple Room at The Staples Center.


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