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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. 


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. 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 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.

Since: Aug 14, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 2:11 pm

New Chris Paul to Lakers trade submitted to NBA

I don't think Mr. Kardashian is old or washed up.

Since: Mar 8, 2008
Posted on: December 10, 2011 2:10 pm

New Chris Paul to Lakers trade submitted to NBA

The only "power" that Stern has is that given to him by the owners. He does nothing of consequence without consulting with his bosses.

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: December 10, 2011 2:04 pm

New Chris Paul to Lakers trade submitted to NBA

Just a political game that is being played. Stern seems to want to assert his power to satisfy his ego. If James and company are all allowed to sign with one team and not affect the balance of the league, how can this possibly do it? Absurd. Let the Hornets get same players and prospects that will help them. Lf the Lakers are giving up both Odom and Gasol, there is no way that they can be dominant, aka Miami Heat. Do not be a hypocrite Stern. The agreement has been met. The letter by Cleveland's owner seems like bitterness over losing James anyway. If a team has no guarantee of signing their free agents, it is their own fault if they lose them. Ask Orlando about that.

Since: Feb 19, 2010
Posted on: December 10, 2011 2:00 pm

New Chris Paul to Lakers trade submitted to NBA

Adrian Wojnarowski confirmed hours ago that the Dan Gilbert email was time stamped as being sent AFTER the deal was killed.

Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: December 10, 2011 1:58 pm

The End of David Stern as Commish

This blockage of a reasonable trade is just the publicity the NBA needed after a long strike. Good going David Stern. I must admit in the early days of you being commissioner you did a good job. But these last several years you are nothing more than a pain in the ___. This blockage of a trade is your good-bye to the NBA, as a new commissioner will be in place next year.

Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: December 10, 2011 1:57 pm

New Chris Paul to Lakers trade submitted to NBA

Why do so many people think Odom's old or washed up? Are they that clueless?

Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: December 10, 2011 1:54 pm

New Chris Paul to Lakers trade submitted to NBA

And what's been added to "sweeten the pot" for the Hornets???  Probably just a few more tattoo parlor gift certificates.

Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: December 10, 2011 1:53 pm

New Chris Paul to Lakers trade submitted to NBA

For the sake of the NBA brass the deal should go through.  Look the NBA owners had no business be\ing in bed with the Hornets in the first place.  If I were an owner standing by watching with power to veto deals I would do the same.  So to eliminate that get the Hornets sold since the new owner will need to do some work anyhow.

Since: Apr 28, 2010
Posted on: December 10, 2011 1:52 pm

New Chris Paul to Lakers trade submitted to NBA

Primadonna's dictatating where the want to play skipping right past free agency. Another reason i don't watch the NBA.

But you'll post your thoughts about the N.B.A.?  Makes perfect sense.  There's primadonnas in every league out there so I guess you don't watch many sports outside of highschool and some college.

players like odom are a dime a dozen, nothing special

That one right there is hilarious.  A 6'10" player who's able to play 4 spots very effectively is nothing special?  Hehe.  Thanks, I needed that.

Since: Nov 11, 2006
Posted on: December 10, 2011 1:52 pm

New Chris Paul to Lakers trade submitted to NBA

Hey, Clueless, err Smeagle,

Gasol was #2 in the NBA last year in Win Shares.  He's not just good, he's great (unless you take his mind of basketball like happened in last year's playoffs).  Odom is not a dime a dozen.  He was widely reported to be the leader of the Olympic gold medal winning team.  Odom is a very good player. 

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