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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: Jan 29, 2007
Posted on: December 10, 2011 3:02 pm
 

New Chris Paul to Lakers trade submitted to NBA

Please boot this moron!



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: December 10, 2011 3:01 pm
 

New Chris Paul to Lakers trade submitted to NBA

the first guy!



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: December 10, 2011 3:00 pm
 

New Chris Paul to Lakers trade submitted to NBA

your caps lock button is on… and you’re pathetic.



Since: Nov 8, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 3:00 pm
 

New Chris Paul to Lakers trade submitted to NBA

APPARENTLY YOU CARE, BECAUSE YOU TOOK THE TIME TO READ THE ARTICLE AND MAKE YOUR IDIOTIC COMMENT,DO YOU WATCH ANY SPORTS OTHER THAN "FULL CONTACT LYNCHING" OR DO YOU SIT ON THE SIDELINES OF YOUR KIDS GAMES AND TRY TO COACH DUE TO THE FACT THAT THE ONLY THING YOU PLAYED WHEN YOU WERE YOUNGER WAS THE GAME "PETERWACKING".


mzracing76
Since: Dec 24, 2006
Posted on: December 10, 2011 2:51 pm
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Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: December 10, 2011 2:51 pm
 

New Chris Paul to Lakers trade submitted to NBA

Stern should agree to this trade or resign.

For those of you saying this is a bad deal for NO. Are you kidding me? It is the best they will get. Compare that to getting nothing which could be the end result of Stern's brilliance.



Since: Jun 2, 2009
Posted on: December 10, 2011 2:44 pm
 

New Chris Paul to Lakers trade submitted to NBA

The NBA has lost me as a casual fan.



Since: Jun 17, 2009
Posted on: December 10, 2011 2:30 pm
 

New Chris Paul to Lakers trade submitted to NBA

i don't think this deal should go through, the Hornets need to rebuild, not screw themselves, and be an 8th seed for the next 5 years. The Lakers shed 40 Million, and get the best PG in the game, for a 32 year old sixth man, and a soft, overrated, power forward.



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: December 10, 2011 2:29 pm
 

New Chris Paul to Lakers trade submitted to NBA

The Owners and Sterns can Block every Trade but they can't Block FreeAgentcy. Chris Paul and D.Howard could join the Heat or Lakers when their Contracts expire and Owners and Fans would go Nuts but that senario could Truly occur. The NBA is in Need of Fresh thoughts and New thoughts by a New Commish. Until Owners start making better decisions Players will continue the trend of Mega Stars on a few Teams to Win a Ring or 2 or more. Mega Money will Not Stop some Players from going after that Ring.



Since: Mar 7, 2008
Posted on: December 10, 2011 2:20 pm
 

New Chris Paul to Lakers trade submitted to NBA

Stern has nobody to blame but himself. He changed the rules of the game to make it a more individualized game, hyped up superstars, and put the focus on selling individuals. For a while this helped sell the game and it spread like wildfire; but when it stagnated he kept up with the same plan. Now, you get a superstar who can barrell and charge his way to the hoop (and either score or get a foul call) and you have a WINNING offense. The advertisement that Stern used to become a very good commish has come back to bight him in the butt.


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