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New Chris Paul to Lakers trade submitted to NBA

Posted on: December 10, 2011 12:57 pm
Edited on: December 10, 2011 5:09 pm
 
Posted by Ben Golliverkobe-bryant-chris-paul

Update 5:05 p.m.: Yahoo Sports reports that in the revised trade, Houston will be sending more young players to New Orleans. This is going to get tight with the money and for Houston post-trade. 

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Take two!

Two days 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 sent in a new proposal to the league office for consideration.

ESPN.com reports that the Hornets, Lakers and Houston Rockets have crafted a new deal for Stern to consider, although the full details are not yet immediately known. Yahoo Sports reports that the Houston Rockets would send Kevin Martin, Luis Scola and a draft pick to New Orleans, as they had in the original offer, but that deal tweaks will occur between the Lakers and Hornets. The original proposal had the Lakers sending forward Lamar Odom to the Hornets and All-Star big man Pau Gasol to the Rockets.

Ken Berger of CBSSports.com confirms that a "framework of revamped trade agreement" has been reached among the parties and that it is now "pending approval of the commissioner." Berger reports that the Rockets' role in the trade is "virtually unchanged," with Houston receiving Gasol in exchange for the package going to New Orleans. He also confirms that the deal tweaks will come between Los Angeles and New Orleans.

The New York Times reported on Friday that the league urged the Hornets to get a "better, younger package" in exchange for Paul to ensure long-term success for the struggling franchise. 

Talks then resumed, with Berger reporting late Friday night that the three sides continued to work into the night, with sources saying that the deal "still had a chance."

Those talks picked up where earlier talks had left off, as 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.
Comments

Since: Sep 28, 2008
Posted on: December 12, 2011 6:17 pm
 

New Chris Paul to Lakers trade submitted to NBA

I don't pay attention to the NBA. It was just a question...



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: December 11, 2011 10:23 pm
 

New Chris Paul to Lakers trade submitted to NBA

You're telling me nobody owns the New Orleans Hornets, so the league has to step in and make decisions?

Why not just cut all of the players into free agency, and get rid of the team. That would make more sense than the league owning a franchinse.  

Seriously man?  Or maybe you're kidding???  The league can't just cut all of the players, it doesn't work that way.  There are so many reasons why this can't happen I would take all night to list them all, but here are a couple good reasons.   First of all the union would immediately throw the biggest fit you've ever seen because a move like that eliminates at least 12 players and 12 jobs.  Second of all if the league follows your crazy suggestion, what happens to the contracts the players on New Orleans legally signed?  You honestly think there aren't at least 4 or 5 players on the Hornets that would cry like a baby if they had to negotiate a different deal?  You bet they would....   and there are lease agreements and sponsor agreements and television agreements and a host of other reasons why the NBA could never dump a team.  



Since: Sep 28, 2008
Posted on: December 11, 2011 1:59 am
 

New Chris Paul to Lakers trade submitted to NBA

Because the Hornets are owned by the league, not David Stern. No one wants to buy the Hornets. The league wants to keep them in New Orleans. If the league wanted to relocate the team you would have a dozens of people throwing money at the league.

maybe it's time to let go of the New Orleans pipe dream and move the team. Even being competitive with Chris Paul no one goes to the games.
You're telling me nobody owns the New Orleans Hornets, so the league has to step in and make decisions?

Why not just cut all of the players into free agency, and get rid of the team. That would make more sense than the league owning a franchinse.  



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: December 10, 2011 8:45 pm
 

New Chris Paul to Lakers trade submitted to NBA

This new deal may be worse for the Hornets than the original one and no better than a wash.  They get an extra draft pick from the Lakers (a low first rounder) but they don't get Dragic from the Rockets.  I think Dragic might be a pretty good point guard given the opportunity to start.

The trade that was mentioned sending Gasol to the Lakers from Memphis wasn't a bad trade for Memphis.  They freed up cap space and got Pau's brother Marc back in return.  He's a good center, younger than his brother and costs less. 



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: December 10, 2011 7:25 pm
 

New Chris Paul to Lakers trade submitted to NBA

The Hornets are just starting they're going to sign Rodney Stuckey he maybe not CP3 but he's a drive the lane and mid range shooter,then sign JR Smith and Wilson Chandler.Okafor could be traded to get Marc Gasol or De Andre Jordan.Thank goodness for Dell Demps a GM from the Buford-Popervich tree of San Antonio he knows what he's doing
I don't think anyone wants Okafor. Clippers aren't going to deal Jordan for him and I don't believe the Grizzlies would deal Gasol for him. It's no coincidence that the Pistons have struggled since letting Stuckey be there starter, as good a GM as a team may have when they don't have the resources to work with , it's not going to do them much good.



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: December 10, 2011 7:22 pm
 

New Chris Paul to Lakers trade submitted to NBA

The original Gasol trade from Memphis to L.A should have been blocked the Lakers got Gasol for nothing. That wasn't a problem?
The league doesn't own The Lakers or The Grizzlies, nor did they own them at the time of the Pau Gasol trade. The leagues owns the Hornets.

On the other hand, the notion the Grizzlies were fleeced is foolish. They wanted to dump a large salary that didn't give them the ability to make any moves, and also grabbed Pau's brother who evolved into an All Star center. I am not sure exactly who they picked with those draft picks , I think one was Vasquez.... but they have put together a pretty good team and had the ability to go out and sign some guys as well. They arguably could have gotten more...but who knows what offers were on the table.



Since: Sep 5, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 6:59 pm
 

New Chris Paul to Lakers trade submitted to NBA

@saintnation86 The Hornets are going to sign Rodney Stuckey he maybe not CP3 but he's a drive the lane and mid range shooter



Please as a Piston fan please get Rodney Stuckey off our team, dont get your hopes up he is'nt that good, he might be a decent bench player but he is no starter.



Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: December 10, 2011 6:25 pm
 

New Chris Paul to Lakers trade submitted to NBA

The Hornets are just starting they're going to sign Rodney Stuckey he maybe not CP3 but he's a drive the lane and mid range shooter,then sign JR Smith and Wilson Chandler.Okafor could be traded to get Marc Gasol or De Andre Jordan.Thank goodness for Dell Demps a GM from the Buford-Popervich tree of San Antonio he knows what he's doing




Since: Sep 5, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 5:44 pm
 

New Chris Paul to Lakers trade submitted to NBA

(@  Don't be naive enough to think that this deal will make the Hornets relevant.  They will be better served in the long term by going through the rebuilding process and starting over.)



1. You say the hornets need to stay pat and not do the trade and build through the draft, Really? so your saying that N.O. should just wait and loose Paul when he comes f/a and then they dont get nothing at all for Paul. 

I say they should do the trade because at least they are getting talent in return and draft picks to build throught the draft. It would be faster to to re-build if they trade paul instead of losing him for nothing.

2. You say build through the draft, really?

So what they can draft a good player like paul and let him walk because that player wants to play somewhere else in 4 years and is not going to sign ext... If they do the trade they can build at least a competetive team right now with the players and draft picks they get. Instead of standing pat and have to completely re-build with what they have, nothing. You need pieces to start a puzzle or to re-build.


So dont neive yourself.



Since: May 17, 2007
Posted on: December 10, 2011 5:32 pm
 

New Chris Paul to Lakers trade submitted to NBA

Stern needs to block the trade to save the Houston Rockets from imploding on themselves. Who's forcing them to bend over and facilitate the CP3 to LA deal? Martin, Scola, a draft pick and now rumors that the revised deal has them giving up even more young players? They're the only non-playoff team in this 3 way, and they're giving up what little they already have to get Pau Gasol and lumps of coal? What are they aiming for? To be Pau's new Memphis Grizzlies?  


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