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iggypop123
12-08-2011, 07:00 PM
https://twitter.com/#!/WojYahooNBA/status/144913706302717952

correction its for gasol and odom.

justinnum1
12-08-2011, 07:00 PM
wow

DoMeFavors
12-08-2011, 07:01 PM
Lakers vs Heat FInals would be the most watched in NBA history

bholly
12-08-2011, 07:02 PM
wowwww

DoMeFavors
12-08-2011, 07:02 PM
Plus Hornets have 3 of the 5 starters for 2009 NBA championship

Ariza
Odom
Bynum

unleashthebeast
12-08-2011, 07:02 PM
:speechless: good deal for the Hornets

Toxeryll
12-08-2011, 07:02 PM
holy ****

unwantedplayer
12-08-2011, 07:02 PM
Does this really make the lakers better? Idk

Hornets made a good trade imo.

unleashthebeast
12-08-2011, 07:03 PM
Wonder if the Lakers get Okafor as well

bholly
12-08-2011, 07:03 PM
So where does that leave for Dwight? New Jersey?

iggypop123
12-08-2011, 07:03 PM
more details needed but 2 bigs for a small. man more details are needed. need do know if houston is still involved.

Teeboy1487
12-08-2011, 07:03 PM
Please don't be true. We are worst now.

ecorrea
12-08-2011, 07:03 PM
lakers vs bulls finals would be just as big if not bigger given the two markets. no bait here.

keymax
12-08-2011, 07:04 PM
Is this a done deal?
I can't access twitter from work

ecorrea
12-08-2011, 07:04 PM
cp3 kobe pau would be nasty

IceMan360
12-08-2011, 07:05 PM
****!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! damn u LA but great sneaky move, major props

dhopisthename
12-08-2011, 07:05 PM
wait so who will play c/pf for the lakers now?

lakerboy
12-08-2011, 07:05 PM
OH God. Just wait for Howard. NO TO PAUL.

J4KOP99
12-08-2011, 07:05 PM
Don't know about this one. Giving up two very good big men for a dominant PG... I just don't know.

ecorrea
12-08-2011, 07:05 PM
this would possibly be the best backcourt ever

Slimsim
12-08-2011, 07:05 PM
Biggest loser Khloe kardashian

lakersiznumber1
12-08-2011, 07:05 PM
if odom is in that deal f____ you mitch you dummy.

Vincent
12-08-2011, 07:05 PM
The true winner here is CP3

unleashthebeast
12-08-2011, 07:05 PM
wait so who will play c/pf for the lakers now?

I'm assuming that Emeka is in the deal as well

shep33
12-08-2011, 07:05 PM
Salary doesn't work alone for CP3 for both guys, guarantee Okafor is in this deal

Mudvayne91
12-08-2011, 07:05 PM
Well, can't say I really care too much. Big move for the NBA though.

Bulls_fan90
12-08-2011, 07:06 PM
Well we're all ****ed. HEAT, Bulls, OKC....****ED

J4KOP99
12-08-2011, 07:06 PM
There has to be more details then just this.

Slimsim
12-08-2011, 07:06 PM
Don't know about this one. Giving up two very good big men for a dominant PG... I just don't know.

top 5 player or injury prone big man and aging role player

Kevj77
12-08-2011, 07:06 PM
Wonder if the Lakers get Okafor as wellThey better or else who would play PF or backup Pau. It would make them paper thin in the frontcourt with only the mini mle to sign a big good luck with that.

Monta is beast
12-08-2011, 07:06 PM
Hornets got a good deal. Bynum will average 20 & 10 soon.

Vincent
12-08-2011, 07:06 PM
if odom is in that deal f____ you mitch you dummy.

Are you serious???

This is freaking Chris Paul!!!

LA fans are seriously tough.

unleashthebeast
12-08-2011, 07:06 PM
Lakers fans, I dont understand you right now, you just got a top 5 player, be happy haha

Mudvayne91
12-08-2011, 07:07 PM
Biggest loser Khloe kardashian

Haha, best post of this thread by far.

esscobar05
12-08-2011, 07:07 PM
I don't see any mention of this anywhere but in here..

dhopisthename
12-08-2011, 07:07 PM
Salary doesn't work alone for CP3 for both guys, guarantee Okafor is in this deal

hornets are under the salary cap it would work

bholly
12-08-2011, 07:07 PM
Woj:


Correction: The proposed deal to the Lakers is Chris Paul for Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom, source says.

rwynyc
12-08-2011, 07:07 PM
This is the propsed deal. No way la takes this deal

lakerboy
12-08-2011, 07:08 PM
Yahoo Sports changing their story. Its now Cp3 for GASOl AND ODOM. Extremely awful deal.

bholly
12-08-2011, 07:08 PM
Pau + Odom is a seriously terrible deal for NOH.

J4KOP99
12-08-2011, 07:08 PM
Let's all remember that this is not finalized yet. I am sure if there is this much noise that something is coming relatively soon... but Paul for Bynum and Odom does not work financially.

daboywonder2002
12-08-2011, 07:08 PM
lakers are stupid as hell for this. cp3 is good damn good. but you lose rebounding, interior defense and block shots. NOT WORTH IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

Giraffes Rule
12-08-2011, 07:08 PM
I don't see any mention of this anywhere but in here..
http://twitter.com/#!/WojYahooNBA

Dade County
12-08-2011, 07:09 PM
lakers vs bulls finals would be just as big if not bigger given the two markets. no bait here.

bulls final... lol ( I'm just playing, or am I ... lol )

if this is true, this means the lakers are thinking about the future...

You can say, somewhat rebuilding their team for the long-haul.

Toxeryll
12-08-2011, 07:09 PM
dont do this LA..

BALLER R
12-08-2011, 07:09 PM
I copied and pasted this but its from the same source

Correction: The proposed deal to the Lakers is Chris Paul for Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom, source says.

jkiddvc20
12-08-2011, 07:09 PM
Wow its now Pau and Odom for Cp3

daboywonder2002
12-08-2011, 07:09 PM
CP3, a 30+ year old kobe, and pau gasol?? are you serious. you lose odom and shannon brown. you have 0 depth. i mean 0.

kblo247
12-08-2011, 07:09 PM
Emeka and Ariza logically would have to be in the Pau and LO deal to even make it work financially. If so, I wouldn't complain.

iggypop123
12-08-2011, 07:10 PM
more details needed. as of now in the christmas the game the lakers center and pf are derick character and luke walton

iggypop123
12-08-2011, 07:10 PM
http://twitter.com/#!/WojYahooNBA

it wont let me change the title

justinnum1
12-08-2011, 07:10 PM
nevermind...

Robbw241
12-08-2011, 07:10 PM
That sucks

Bu312ck
12-08-2011, 07:11 PM
according to @WojYahooNBA

ManRam
12-08-2011, 07:11 PM
That's straight up ********. I never use that word.

Dade County
12-08-2011, 07:11 PM
Well we're all ****ed. HEAT, Bulls, OKC....****ED

This has no affect on the HEAT.

dhopisthename
12-08-2011, 07:12 PM
why would noh want pau and odom?

sep11ie
12-08-2011, 07:12 PM
NBA helping the Lakers much here?

Kevj77
12-08-2011, 07:12 PM
Yahoo Sports changing their story. Its now Cp3 for GASOl AND ODOM. Extremely awful deal.No way LA should do that it doesn't make them better at all. I know we are a slow team, but damn unless they can pull off a Bynum for Howard swap its a bad deal. I don't care how good CP3 is. Lakers would be so thin unfront and have to rely on Bynum staying healthy something he has never done.

Tebow15Time
12-08-2011, 07:12 PM
The Lakers, Hornets and Rockets have discussed a three-way trade that would send Chris Paul to Los Angeles and Pau Gasol to Houston, league sources told SI.com. New Orleans would receive Rockets shooting guard Kevin Martin and forward-center Luis Scola.
The Lakers have been in the hunt for Paul since the beginning, but their reluctance to include center Andrew Bynum in any deal for the star point guard has prevented talks from advancing. The Lakers prefer to hold on to Bynum as the possible centerpiece of trade talks with Orlando for Dwight Howard, who, like Paul, can become a free agent in 2012.
The Hornets are not interested in Gasol (who has three years and $57 million left on his deal), but in the last 48 hours they have put out feelers to try to gauge league-wide interest in the 31-year-old forward.
Houston has been actively pursuing centers. Rockets officials have met with free agents Nene and Samuel Dalembert in the last week. While a source close to Nene said he has not made any decision, rival executives believe he is headed back to Denver. However, Houston is also still in the mix for the longtime Nugget. The Rockets want Gasol, who would become the low-post presence they have craved since Yao Ming went down with injuries.
Sources involved in the talks said the Hornets have been reluctant to close any deal until they are sure they have the best offer. A source said Boston has redoubled its efforts in the last 24 hours to put together a trade for Paul.
With Boston president Danny Ainge believed to be willing to do a deal without assurances that Paul would stay beyond this season, there are indications that the Hornets are still very intrigued by the possibilities with the Celtics.
A potential deal including point guard Rajon Rondo, restricted free agent Jeff Green and two 2012 first-round draft picks (one from the Clippers that is protected in the top 10 for the next four years, the other the Celtics' pick) would give the Hornets two starters and the potential for more young pieces to come. The package could provide the sort of youthful foundation that Hornets general manager Dell Demps is searching for in a post-Paul era.
But there would be concerns for the Hornets should they make a deal with Boston that doesn't involve a third team, which potentially could bring more attractive assets. Besides the fact that Rondo and Green are not players the Hornets have coveted, the value of the picks could be minimized if the Clippers become a top-10 team and the Celtics finish near the top again, resulting in a late-20s draft position on the second first-round selection.
A Celtics source said the fact that free-agent center Tyson Chandler is close to a deal with New York -- which would effectively eliminate the Knicks' ability to sign Paul outright as a free agent next summer -- has the Celtics pushing harder, believing that if they can make a trade with New Orleans, Ainge and coach Doc Rivers can persuade Paul to sign long term.
Meanwhile, sources said that the Warriors, despite apparently missing out on their top free-agent target in Chandler, will continue to pursue Paul under different parameters. When it appeared possible that they could sign Chandler and convince Paul to want to stay long-term in part by playing with his friend and former New Orleans teammate, there was a willingness to include third-year guard Stephen Curry in the deal as well as rookie guard Klay Thompson and second-year forward Ekpe Udoh. But the notion of "renting" Paul for the season, while still attractive to the Warriors, would change the offer and likely result in veteran shooting guard Monta Ellis (three years, $33 million remaining on his contract) making up the core of the package.
Without the assurances from Paul that now seem impossible, Thompson -- the Washington State product who was endorsed strongly by Warriors consultant Jerry West -- may no longer be available. Golden State has attempted to sweeten the deal in other ways. A source said they recently offered a first-round pick as part of a proposal.
Independent of Paul, sources said the Warriors will now make a hard run at Clippers restricted free agent DeAndre Jordan as opposed to Nene or Dalembert.


Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/basketball/nba/12/08/chris.paul/index.html#ixzz1fzJ0AlIE

29$JerZ
12-08-2011, 07:12 PM
Lakers have the greatest Front Office
How the hell can Pau and Odom get you Paul? Amazing

Vincent
12-08-2011, 07:12 PM
This has no affect on the HEAT.

Or the Bulls

D-Will and D-Rose play really good against CP3.

dnewguy
12-08-2011, 07:13 PM
why would noh want pau and odom?

Because the NBA owns the NOH and they're building the Lakers.

unleashthebeast
12-08-2011, 07:13 PM
If Bynum is not included, I'm sure this is a 3-team deal

lakerboy
12-08-2011, 07:13 PM
NO, we THE LAKERS are ******.

29$JerZ
12-08-2011, 07:13 PM
Tomorrow I can expect Bynum and Metta World Peace for Howard
Ridicolous

valade16
12-08-2011, 07:13 PM
If it is Pau and Odom for Chris Paul I'm almost positive that is a prepatory move for a Bynum/Dwight swap.

We might soon be looking at CP3, KB24, and Superman on a team.

lakerboy
12-08-2011, 07:13 PM
No way LA should do that it doesn't make them better at all. I know we are a slow team, but damn unless they can pull off a Bynum for Howard swap its a bad deal. I don't care how good CP3 is. Lakers would be so thin unfront and have to rely on Bynum staying healthy something he has never done.

^^^ This.

ManRam
12-08-2011, 07:13 PM
Why the **** would the NBA do that? They're in ownership of the team and give him away for crap. Pau and Odom are great players, but that's not who you trade a superstar for. That's not how you rebuild. Enjoy being .500 forever, NO.

jgthegame1982
12-08-2011, 07:13 PM
Big Kobe fan (from NY so a knick fan lol) I hope LA does this and Paul leaves them!!!

majmarcus
12-08-2011, 07:14 PM
Please let it be Pau & NOT Bynum!!!! Dont wanna lose Odom. But Ill part with Pau in this deal...

Kevj77
12-08-2011, 07:14 PM
Emeka and Ariza logically would have to be in the Pau and LO deal to even make it work financially. If so, I wouldn't complain.That would work if they are in the deal, much rather keep Pau though.

king4day
12-08-2011, 07:14 PM
Wow. Just because it's Paul going to LA doesn't make them better.
They have 0 PF's now. How do you fix that?

ManRam
12-08-2011, 07:14 PM
"The new collective bargaining agreement is designed to provide more competitive balance for our league" - David Stern


What a crock of ****.

J4KOP99
12-08-2011, 07:14 PM
You guys all need to calm the **** down. THIS DEAL IS NOT FINALIZED. Also, we clearly do not know all of the details...

calm down.

DoMeFavors
12-08-2011, 07:15 PM
Dont see Kobe and Paul working well together

mightybosstone
12-08-2011, 07:15 PM
Even if Okafor is included in this deal, it makes no sense for either side, IMO. The Lakers improve at PG, but get significantly worse in the front court and STILL have to acquire Dwight for this to make any sense whatsoever. And why in the hell would New Orleans want Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom with no young pieces or draft picks? The three-way deal made ten times more sense...

kblo247
12-08-2011, 07:15 PM
"The new collective bargaining agreement is designed to provide more competitive balance for our league" - David Stern


What a crock of ****.

You got the e-mail from his office too? LOL don't drink the kool-aid man

Bulls_fan90
12-08-2011, 07:15 PM
This has no affect on the HEAT.

It depends what the Lakers officially gave up. Bit of an overreaction lol.

Oldmantrash
12-08-2011, 07:15 PM
Lakers vs Heat FInals would be the most watched in NBA history

I wouldn't watch it.
No one to root for.

bholly
12-08-2011, 07:15 PM
you're a few rumours late, mate.

ManRam
12-08-2011, 07:15 PM
Martin and Scola are nice player, but again, that's not ****.

Slimsim
12-08-2011, 07:16 PM
no Disrespect to laker fans but this sickens me. i would just change the NBA to the Lakers because they ****ing own

Giraffes Rule
12-08-2011, 07:16 PM
Wow. Just because it's Paul going to LA doesn't make them better.
They have 0 PF's now. How do you fix that?

David West? Hornets could send him as a sign and trade in a separate deal or the Lakers can sign him outright.

sep11ie
12-08-2011, 07:17 PM
This trade wouldn't have been approved in a PSD Mock or Sim League.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
12-08-2011, 07:17 PM
lol

kblo247
12-08-2011, 07:17 PM
Even if Okafor is included in this deal, it makes no sense for either side, IMO. The Lakers improve at PG, but get significantly worse in the front court and STILL have to acquire Dwight for this to make any sense whatsoever. And why in the hell would New Orleans want Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom with no young pieces or draft picks? The three-way deal made ten times more sense...

Depends. If LA feels they can get Mek and turn him and Drew into Dwight, Turk, and Bass for example it makes sense. This does correspond with the Mike Brown wanting Artest to try Odom's role stories though. He is slower but is strong enough to play PF and would probably thrive there as opposed to SF with post up opportunities and having a quickness advantage

justinnum1
12-08-2011, 07:17 PM
lol

ragee
12-08-2011, 07:17 PM
Make it happen! This would mean there is no way they can get Dwight anymore! :D

DR_1
12-08-2011, 07:17 PM
Even if Okafor is included in this deal, it makes no sense for either side, IMO. The Lakers improve at PG, but get significantly worse in the front court and STILL have to acquire Dwight for this to make any sense whatsoever. And why in the hell would New Orleans want Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom with no young pieces or draft picks? The three-way deal made ten times more sense...

This 100%

nycericanguy
12-08-2011, 07:18 PM
Don't understand why NOH would want two 30 year olds who wont be happy to be there. Something else has to be up.

If I was NOH I would have gotten IND involved and tried to get George and Hibbert.

kblo247
12-08-2011, 07:18 PM
Amick

Source confirms @wojyahoonba tweet that rival execs being told by New Orleans that Chris Paul is headed to the Lakers.

BALLER R
12-08-2011, 07:18 PM
It sounds like the Lakers had agreed to send Bynum and Odom to New Orleans but reneged. Then, Hornets agreed to take Gasol and Odom instead.

@AlexKennedyNBA

ManRam
12-08-2011, 07:18 PM
Can we just contract the league to 6 teams and move on?

-Kobe24-TJ19-
12-08-2011, 07:19 PM
more details needed but 2 bigs for a small. man more details are needed. need do know if houston is still involved.

mitch knows lakers would probably face heat in the finals....miami would be small like the lakers

kblo247
12-08-2011, 07:19 PM
This 100%

If Orlando said we would give you Dwight for Mek and Andrew, not saying they did, but if they did would you get it done?

People are sleeping on the fact La has the TPE worth over 5 mil to fill a hole, as well as the mle

bholly
12-08-2011, 07:19 PM
Funny how LAL fans seem to hate this more than anyone.

I absolutely cannot wait for Hellcrooner's inevitably hilarious opinions. Getting CP3, but losing Pau, and with all the tampering suggestions that are coming LAL's way - I really have no idea which way he's going to go with it.

jrm2054
12-08-2011, 07:19 PM
I think if this is true D12 will end up traded there for Bynum and something else

ecorrea
12-08-2011, 07:20 PM
man if they can swing dwight too. you have arguably best pg, sg, and def best center in the league all on one team. jeeeeezzz

Havoc Wreaker
12-08-2011, 07:20 PM
:speechless:

haggis
12-08-2011, 07:20 PM
Can we just contract the league to 6 teams and move on?

Seriously...

Slimsim
12-08-2011, 07:21 PM
But its ok because it's LA they rape every trade and will get Howard tomorrow for bynum jack Nicholson and meta world peace

ecorrea
12-08-2011, 07:21 PM
this reeks of stern tho

-Kobe24-TJ19-
12-08-2011, 07:21 PM
Pau + Odom is a seriously terrible deal for NOH.

:facepalm:

mightybosstone
12-08-2011, 07:21 PM
Martin and Scola are nice player, but again, that's not ****.

Agreed, but they're younger than Gasol/Odom and Dragic and draft picks were included. If this is just Gasol, Odom for Paul, Okafor and Ariza, it makes absolutely zero sense for New Orleans unless they turn around and deal Gasol to Houston or another team in a separate deal.

bholly
12-08-2011, 07:22 PM
Don't understand why NOH would want two 30 year olds who wont be happy to be there. Something else has to be up.

If I was NOH I would have gotten IND involved and tried to get George and Hibbert.

Yeah, there are dozens of better deals out there for NOH. If this happens, and there isn't way more to it, Dell Demps is beyond terrible.

BALLER R
12-08-2011, 07:22 PM
this makes more sense
"Hornets working to finalize details on 3-team deal to send Chris Paul to Lakers, Gasol to Rockets and Odom, KMart, Scola to NO, sources say."

iggypop123
12-08-2011, 07:22 PM
houston is still involved

-Kobe24-TJ19-
12-08-2011, 07:22 PM
CP3, a 30+ year old kobe, and pau gasol?? are you serious. you lose odom and shannon brown. you have 0 depth. i mean 0.

brown sucks


WojYahooNBA Adrian Wojnarowski
Hornets working to finalize details on 3-team deal to send Chris Paul to Lakers, Gasol to Rockets and Odom, KMart, Scola to NO, sources say.
40 seconds ago

omg

unleashthebeast
12-08-2011, 07:23 PM
Hornets working to finalize details on 3-team deal to send Chris Paul to Lakers, Gasol to Rockets and Odom, KMart, Scola to NO, sources say.

@woj

shep33
12-08-2011, 07:23 PM
Okay if this is just Pau and Odom for Paul... the Lakers just saved a ton of money for next season's FA class.Odom and Bynum are team options, but Pau had a huge contract. With that gone, LA gets a cleaner cap

-Kobe24-TJ19-
12-08-2011, 07:23 PM
Because the NBA owns the NOH and they're building the Lakers.

lmfao....dnewguy at his best:D

SteBO
12-08-2011, 07:23 PM
I guess it was never about competitive balance huh? Just goes to show you what the lockout was really about....

Bruno
12-08-2011, 07:24 PM
and Odom? interesting.

call me crazy but paul has had knee issues- id rather have Howard if I'm the Lakers.

5ass
12-08-2011, 07:24 PM
lol laker fans probably still think theyre trading bynum for howard straight up. If it took GASOL AND Odom to get a not even fully healthy cp3 coming off of one of his worst seasons since his rookie year, how do u expect to land howard who has just come off his best season and his 3rd defensive player of the year for Bynum who isnt half the player Gasol is? Not to mention the lack of competition at the center position in the NBA which only increases Howards market value.

Tmath
12-08-2011, 07:24 PM
Crooner's not going to be happy.

MagicBucsSox
12-08-2011, 07:24 PM
this reeks of stern tho

Yep, what a coincidence lakers robbed gasol now Paul. And the NBA owns NO. Lol

justinnum1
12-08-2011, 07:24 PM
Was always about putting more money in small market owners pockets

iggypop123
12-08-2011, 07:24 PM
ESPN is awfully quiet about this one

-Kobe24-TJ19-
12-08-2011, 07:24 PM
"The new collective bargaining agreement is designed to provide more competitive balance for our league" - David Stern


What a crock of ****.

:laugh:

ManRam
12-08-2011, 07:24 PM
I honestly think this is indefensible. The league is in control of the team, and pulls this crap. Shady. Sicking. Terrible. I hope the NBA flops on its ***. The thing is, it won't, because as long as the 4-5 big market teams are stacked, they'll get their money, and that's all they care about. **** the fans...right?

J4KOP99
12-08-2011, 07:25 PM
Just a little fun fact... there has been no sign of Crooner since these rumors popped up. Let's hope he's still with us.

iggypop123
12-08-2011, 07:25 PM
lol laker fans probably still think theyre trading bynum for howard straight up. If it took GASOL AND Odom to get a not even fully healthy cp3 coming off of one of his worst seasons since his rookie year, how do u expect to land howard who has just come off his best season and his 3rd defensive player of the year for Bynum who isnt half the player Gasol is? Not to mention the lack of competition at the center position in the NBA which only increases Howards market value.

if howard leaves as a free agent i think a sign and trade is posible, but im not sure since there is a new cba. im sure writers will investigate this.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
12-08-2011, 07:25 PM
lakers are not stupid, dwight will be next or we will be super thin in front court

RC3
12-08-2011, 07:26 PM
Conspiracy. That's all I have to say . More bandwagon laker fans. Lakers heat all day everyday.:facepalm:

Baller1
12-08-2011, 07:26 PM
**** the Lakers.

ecorrea
12-08-2011, 07:26 PM
ok the 3 team deal makes WAY more sense. NO getting odom kmart scola is pretty solid imo

29$JerZ
12-08-2011, 07:26 PM
Paul - Kobe - Dwight
Wade - LeBron - Chris Bosh
Melo - Amar'e - Chandler

:laugh2: at Lockout

-Kobe24-TJ19-
12-08-2011, 07:26 PM
But its ok because it's LA they rape every trade and will get Howard tomorrow for bynum jack Nicholson and meta world peace

lmfao:laugh:

ManRam
12-08-2011, 07:26 PM
If anything, this is a horrible trade for Houston. Rape almost. If they ship Martin and Scola AND draft picks out for Gasol and Odom...terrible. They aren't gonna win with those two guys...

Bruno
12-08-2011, 07:26 PM
If this happens and LAL doesn't try to move Bynum for Howard is just solidifies the fact that Jim Buss is now in complete control of basketball operations for LAL. under his control, LAL is passing on iron man Dwight Howard in order to give his guy Bynum, this best PG in the league. dudes doing everything he can to turn bynum into an all nba caliber player.

im very iffy on giving up pau and odom for a guy who had dealt with knee injurys. could work out get, but there is concern, IMO.

I think it'd weird how all you guys (non LAL fans) hate this. I think its a lateral gamble, depending on health.

Baller1
12-08-2011, 07:26 PM
My bad, I mean **** David Stern.

BigCityofDreams
12-08-2011, 07:27 PM
Was always about putting more money in small market owners pockets

Ppl ignored that for so long.

ElFuturoDeESPN
12-08-2011, 07:27 PM
lakers are not stupid, dwight will be next or we will be super thin in front court

How, though? What's left for the Magic to take?

Unless the Lakers have another team working out a three-way for them...

DR_1
12-08-2011, 07:27 PM
I honestly think this is indefensible. The league is in control of the team, and pulls this crap. Shady. Sicking. Terrible. I hope the NBA flops on its ***. The thing is, it won't, because as long as the 4-5 big market teams are stacked, they'll get their money, and that's all they care about. **** the fans...right?

Quit whining, your just upset because your team is going to have to rebuild, just like every team in league history has had to do, even your hated "large-market teams".

iggypop123
12-08-2011, 07:27 PM
I honestly think this is indefensible. The league is in control of the team, and pulls this crap. Shady. Sicking. Terrible. I hope the NBA flops on its ***. The thing is, it won't, because as long as the 4-5 big market teams are stacked, they'll get their money, and that's all they care about. **** the fans...right?

this is very much like the texas rangers or dodgers. the nba basically is financing the team. the front office then can work like if things were normal. nobody else stepped up for a trade other than celtics. they prefered getting odom, kevin martin and pieces.

unleashthebeast
12-08-2011, 07:27 PM
If this is true, NO better be flipping these pieces for young guys and picks

THE MTL
12-08-2011, 07:27 PM
This source has changed itself three times.

Avenged
12-08-2011, 07:27 PM
If we're not getting a big for our frontcourt it makes no sense. There's rumors involving Dwight but Bynum won't get it done alone. Maybe a 3 team trade again? Hmm.

Johann
12-08-2011, 07:27 PM
This is a big trade and will ruin the Western Conference.

Lake_Show2416
12-08-2011, 07:28 PM
Paul - Kobe - Dwight
Wade - LeBron - Chris Bosh
Melo - Amar'e - Chandler

:laugh2: at Lockout

he does not belong with the rest of those players

5ass
12-08-2011, 07:28 PM
If anything, this is a horrible trade for Houston. Rape almost. If they ship Martin and Scola AND draft picks out for Gasol and Odom...terrible. They aren't gonna win with those two guys...

worst part is, we might be the next victims :( (of stern, not the lakers ;) )

PHX2daDEATH
12-08-2011, 07:28 PM
Hornets should try to flip Gasol and Odom for younger talent.. and no not Martin and Scola either.. Lakers are getting away with Robbery once again, they'll win 60 plus games after they stick up Orlando next,......

Bravo95
12-08-2011, 07:28 PM
:speechless:

ManRam
12-08-2011, 07:28 PM
this is very much like the texas rangers or dodgers. the nba basically is financing the team. the front office then can work like if things were normal. nobody else stepped up for a trade other than celtics. they prefered getting odom, kevin martin and pieces.

That's not true at all and you know it.

Nabeshin
12-08-2011, 07:28 PM
Kobe is aging and his stats are dropping fast, sorry to say but I would still put the Mavs ahead of the lakers out west until they prove me wrong and btw is Paul signing a extension? if so Williams will be a Knick next year.

ManRam
12-08-2011, 07:29 PM
Hey, it's not yet finalized...let's all pray for a miracle.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
12-08-2011, 07:29 PM
If anything, this is a horrible trade for Houston. Rape almost. If they ship Martin and Scola AND draft picks out for Gasol and Odom...terrible. They aren't gonna win with those two guys...

tehy wouldnt won jack with kmart and scola

Zefflin
12-08-2011, 07:29 PM
Umm, is this real??

J4KOP99
12-08-2011, 07:29 PM
I honestly think this is indefensible. The league is in control of the team, and pulls this crap. Shady. Sicking. Terrible. I hope the NBA flops on its ***. The thing is, it won't, because as long as the 4-5 big market teams are stacked, they'll get their money, and that's all they care about. **** the fans...right?

Are you serious man? Calm down. The most recent rumors of it still being a 3-team deal make a lot of sense...

The Lakers are giving up A LOT. Despite what many biased fans on PSD may think, Pau Gasol is highly thought of ACROSS the league. He's arguably the 2nd best PF and has helped lead a team that has been in the NBA finals 3 out of the last 4 years... Then add in Odom who has beed a force for the Lakers and is multi-talented. The main reason (aside from Kobe) that the Lakers have been so good these past 4 years is because of their size... now they have supposedly given that up.

Of course Paul is a great player, but you are making it seem like the Lakers STOLE him... You and I both know that you NEVER get fair value when you're trading a player of Paul's caliber.


Then add in Houston and what they are giving up. They get some great players and give up some solid young talent and most likely draft picks.

Dade County
12-08-2011, 07:29 PM
Paul - Kobe - Dwight
Wade - LeBron - Chris Bosh
Melo - Amar'e - Chandler

:laugh2: at Lockout


:laugh:

mightybosstone
12-08-2011, 07:30 PM
If anything, this is a horrible trade for Houston. Rape almost. If they ship Martin and Scola AND draft picks out for Gasol and Odom...terrible. They aren't gonna win with those two guys...

Yeah, you're wrong... I love Martin and Scola, but the Rockets are a mediocre basketball team with those two guys as their top scorers. With Lowry and Gasol, and as much as $15 million in cap space to sign Nene, Marc Gasol or DeAndre Jordan, the Rockets are in a MUCH better position than they were last season.

And this new team will be 10 times better defensively over last year's team, which was abysmal.

ManRam
12-08-2011, 07:30 PM
worst part is, we might be the next victims :( (of stern, not the lakers ;) )

I liked Stern, and always have felt he got too much flack, but after he teased the fans with "competitive balance" during the lockout, and acted like he actually cared about that...then clearly showed he did (before this even)...well, **** him.

gatkins11
12-08-2011, 07:30 PM
I guess the Rockets want to win only 10 games this year.

ManRam
12-08-2011, 07:30 PM
Von wafer:


wait 1 min it could be a bluff from the hornets so that other teams up there offers

Shut up Von. :laugh:

Dade County
12-08-2011, 07:31 PM
worst part is, we might be the next victims :( (of stern, not the lakers ;) )

:laugh2:

You guys are too much!!!

Kevj77
12-08-2011, 07:31 PM
Okay if this is just Pau and Odom for Paul... the Lakers just saved a ton of money for next season's FA class.Odom and Bynum are team options, but Pau had a huge contract. With that gone, LA gets a cleaner capNot really Kobe is going to make 27.8 million next year and CP3 will make 17.7 million even if they don't exercise the option on Bynum and amnesty Artest they still have to pay Blake 4 million, Fisher has a player option for 3.4 million and Luke Walton is due 6.1 million. That equals 58.6 million and puts them over the cap with nothing but the full MLE to use. It won't make them a player in free agency at all.

marj987
12-08-2011, 07:31 PM
WTF did the CBA fix? My god do the Lakers even have a team now? Yeesh and doesn't this makes getting Dwight Howard a long shot?

clyde3218
12-08-2011, 07:31 PM
WojYahooNBA Adrian Wojnarowski
Hornets working to finalize details on 3-team deal to send Chris Paul to Lakers, Gasol to Rockets and Odom, KMart, Scola to NO, sources say.



https://twitter.com/#!/WojYahooNBA

Bruno
12-08-2011, 07:31 PM
If anything, this is a horrible trade for Houston. Rape almost. If they ship Martin and Scola AND draft picks out for Gasol and Odom...terrible. They aren't gonna win with those two guys...

i think it may mean that Houston is looking to clear cap since Odom and Gasol have team options next season.


If we're not getting a big for our frontcourt it makes no sense. There's rumors involving Dwight but Bynum won't get it done alone. Maybe a 3 team trade again? Hmm.

If LAL gets Paul and Howard I'll honestly feel bad for the other NBA fans. everyone was under the impression that this lockout was suppose to create parity. ultimately, the big owners pulled a fast one by giving themselves a two year window before 2013 when the compounded luxury tax begins, and sign and trades become much more difficult.

chuckdaily85
12-08-2011, 07:31 PM
Kobe is aging and his stats are dropping fast, sorry to say but I would still put the Mavs ahead of the lakers out west until they prove me wrong and btw is Paul signing a extension? if so Williams will be a Knick next year.

How is Kobe stats dropping he was 5th in the league in scoring last year in fewer minutes to protect his knee:facepalm:

JeffG20
12-08-2011, 07:32 PM
as a hornet fan, i can live with it. more so that the situation can be over with and can rebuild.

RevisIsland
12-08-2011, 07:32 PM
Why is Pau or Bynum more attractive to New Orleans than Rondo?

ManRam
12-08-2011, 07:32 PM
Yeah, you're wrong... I love Martin and Scola, but the Rockets are a mediocre basketball team with those two guys as their top scorers. With Lowry and Gasol, and as much as $15 million in cap space to sign Nene, Marc Gasol or DeAndre Jordan, the Rockets are in a MUCH better position than they were last season.

And this new team will be 10 times better defensively over last year's team, which was abysmal.

Gasol isn't a first option. Odom is as inconsistent as it comes. They're both in their 30s. Yeah, they'll play better defense, but I'd imagine those two could fetch more.

If you're content with being .500 for the next 4-5 years, then sure, it's a great trade.

Havoc Wreaker
12-08-2011, 07:32 PM
Is this official?

mightybosstone
12-08-2011, 07:33 PM
I guess the Rockets want to win only 10 games this year.

Why don't you just stop posting and leave the talk to people who actually know basketball?

jason6692
12-08-2011, 07:33 PM
the fact that they diodnt have to give bynum is BS

-Kobe24-TJ19-
12-08-2011, 07:33 PM
I guess the Rockets want to win only 10 games this year.

lowry+gasol +capspace is better than scola+kmart+no defense

lakers4sho
12-08-2011, 07:33 PM
noooooooooo

PHX2daDEATH
12-08-2011, 07:34 PM
ARE you kidding me..Martin and Scola for Chris Paul now? I wouldn't trade 2 players on the Suns for Martin and Scola....let alone the best friggin point guard in the league.. why did we have a lockout again? So much for having parity !!!!!

5ass
12-08-2011, 07:34 PM
I liked Stern, and always have felt he got too much flack, but after he teased the fans with "competitive balance" during the lockout, and acted like he actually cared about that...then clearly showed he did (before this even)...well, **** him.

competitive balance probably wont generate as much revenue. lets not forget what david $tern is all about, never once cared about the small market teams or the sport of basketball.

GoatMilk
12-08-2011, 07:34 PM
who's pf for la

mightybosstone
12-08-2011, 07:34 PM
Gasol isn't a first option. Odom is as inconsistent as it comes. They're both in their 30s. Yeah, they'll play better defense, but I'd imagine those two could fetch more.

If you're content with being .500 for the next 4-5 years, then sure, it's a great trade.

Hahahah.... are you kidding me? You CLEARLY don't know Houston or its fans. We've BEEN in basketball limbo for years and this is the closest we've come to getting out of it since McGrady and Yao teamed up. Stick to your own teams and leave the Rockets who people who know the team better than you do...

jason6692
12-08-2011, 07:34 PM
NOW THEY CAN GET DWIGHT
CP3 KOBE AND DWIGHT IS GOOD
HOWEVER where is the bench ? matt barnes and steve blake ? THEY SUCK

marj987
12-08-2011, 07:34 PM
That was just stupid of the Lakers IMO, just cause they got CP3 don't mean ****, and it'll be even more ******** if they land Dwight.

DR_1
12-08-2011, 07:35 PM
the fact that they diodnt have to give bynum is BS

No kidding lol

Kashmir13579
12-08-2011, 07:35 PM
got damnit

DODGERS&LAKERS
12-08-2011, 07:36 PM
We got raped!

DR_1
12-08-2011, 07:36 PM
Hahahah.... are you kidding me? You CLEARLY don't know Houston or its fans. We've BEEN in basketball limbo for years and this is the closest we've come to getting out of it since McGrady and Yao teamed up. Stick to your own teams and leave the Rockets who people who know the team better than you do...

Well said mate!

Lake_Show2416
12-08-2011, 07:36 PM
who's pf for la

Derek Fisher

JeffG20
12-08-2011, 07:36 PM
Why is Pau or Bynum more attractive to New Orleans than Rondo?

because we dont have 3 hall of famers to go with him

rwynyc
12-08-2011, 07:36 PM
Thsi trade is so loop sided it makes me wonder the future of the hornets

marj987
12-08-2011, 07:36 PM
They have absolutely no bench or do they hope to be a Miami Heat and just sign players and have no kind of bench if they get Dwight?

ManRam
12-08-2011, 07:36 PM
Hahahah.... are you kidding me? You CLEARLY don't know Houston or its fans. We've BEEN in basketball limbo for years and this is the closest we've come to getting out of it since McGrady and Yao teamed up. Stick to your own teams and leave the Rockets who people who know the team better than you do...

I don't think this gets you any closer to getting out of it at all. Worse contracts, older players, fewer draft picks...

I love Gasol, he's a top 2-3 PF in the league, maybe even the best. But he isn't a #1 option, and he's getting old.

In as much of limbo as they ever were.

what54!?
12-08-2011, 07:37 PM
all that time missed becuase of the lock-out because they were fighting over this exact thing and **** stills happens. :laugh2:

Oh well as a heat fan can't say anything except more power to the lakers. They seem to do it every decade.

Good luck hornets and rockets.

RevisIsland
12-08-2011, 07:37 PM
Can Laker fans stop being ridiculous? You are not getting Dwight for Bynum. Period. Don't flip out on Knicks fans for saying we'll trade our pile of crap for Paul if you really think you're getting Howard for Bynum. Seriously what happened to rational trade rumors?

ManRam
12-08-2011, 07:37 PM
They have absolutely no bench or do they hope to be a Miami Heat and just sign players and have no kind of bench if they get Dwight?

All you need are 1-2 decent bench players in the playoffs and you'll be fine with that stacked of a starting 5.

lovingTO
12-08-2011, 07:37 PM
The NBA is so rigged. What a joke.

ManRam
12-08-2011, 07:38 PM
Can Laker fans stop being ridiculous? You are not getting Dwight for Bynum. Period. Don't flip out on Knicks fans for saying we'll trade our pile of crap for Paul if you really think you're getting Howard for Bynum. Seriously what happened to rational trade rumors?

Why so certain? The Lakers just got robbery #1, why couldn't they do it again?

clyde3218
12-08-2011, 07:38 PM
If it is Pau and Odom for Chris Paul I'm almost positive that is a prepatory move for a Bynum/Dwight swap.

We might soon be looking at CP3, KB24, and Superman on a team.



Bt there would have 2 be a 3rd team cuz Orl wants someone 2 take Turk/Arenas as well

J4KOP99
12-08-2011, 07:38 PM
I don't think this gets you any closer to getting out of it at all. Worse contracts, older players, fewer draft picks...

I love Gasol, he's a top 2-3 PF in the league, maybe even the best. But he isn't a #1 option, and he's getting old.

In as much of limbo as they ever were.

Gasol possibly the best PF in the game but not a #1 option? He's getting old?

Where is this coming from?

-and don't bring up Gasol's playoff struggles last year. That had way more to do with team chemistry issues than anything to do with age or decreasing skills.

Lindystud36
12-08-2011, 07:38 PM
Odom has to be amnestied I hope
Who plays power forward for lakers

luke21
12-08-2011, 07:38 PM
yeah and people said we wouldn't get CP3........D12 is gonna be a Laker before Christmas

jason6692
12-08-2011, 07:39 PM
honesty bynum and picks and possibly a 3rd team will get dwight to LA

mightybosstone
12-08-2011, 07:39 PM
I don't think this gets you any closer to getting out of it at all. Worse contracts, older players, fewer draft picks...

I love Gasol, he's a top 2-3 PF in the league, maybe even the best. But he isn't a #1 option, and he's getting old.

In as much of limbo as they ever were.

Not if they can add a legit center with their remaining cap space and a SG/SF with the MLE. A Lowry, Gasol, Nene core is damn sexy considering how hard it is to come by offensive big men and how easy it is to pick up a SG/SF who can shoot. Consider that the Rockets have another potential $10 million coming off the cap next season and they could add another major piece.

marj987
12-08-2011, 07:39 PM
****ing Chris Paul is a Laker now? Lol LA has no bench now they traded 2 of their 3 best bigmen for a small little man that probably wont even have the same season he had the Hornets in 2008.

luke21
12-08-2011, 07:40 PM
by CP3 getting traded before january 1st he can sign 5yr 100 mill contract with Lakers

unwantedplayer
12-08-2011, 07:40 PM
Odom has to be amnestied I hope
Who plays power forward for lakers

Can't amnesty acquired players.

phlp_bj
12-08-2011, 07:40 PM
maybe they can convince david west to sign somehow

kArSoN RyDaH
12-08-2011, 07:40 PM
Lakers got another Elite player. We're taking it this year. We addressed our weakness at PG. Simple and plain.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
12-08-2011, 07:41 PM
Derek Fisher

:)

marj987
12-08-2011, 07:41 PM
lol not to sound like a little *****....but this is so unfair you can tell me to cry in a corner all you want to but the Lakers just got ****ed up the ***.

xxplayerxx23
12-08-2011, 07:41 PM
done deal?

unwantedplayer
12-08-2011, 07:41 PM
Lakers got another Elite player. We're taking it this year. We addressed our weakness at PG. Simple and plain.

Yeh, with a gaping hole at PF.

Lake_Show2416
12-08-2011, 07:41 PM
****ing Chris Paul is a Laker now? Lol LA has no bench now they traded 2 of their 3 best bigmen for a small little man that probably wont even have the same season he had the Hornets in 2008.

DUDE u Keep Saying the same thing over & over..... we get it, its fine, poor us no bench lol

ManRam
12-08-2011, 07:41 PM
oh well, here's to praying kobe falls apart, bynum stays a ***** and artest runs into the stands again :shrug:

phlp_bj
12-08-2011, 07:42 PM
The Los Angeles Lakers are nearing an agreement to acquire All-Star point guard Chris Paul in a three-team trade that will cost them Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

The Lakers are finalizing the trade with the New Orleans Hornets and Houston Rockets. Under the terms of the deal, the Lakers would send Gasol to the Rockets. The Hornets would receive Odom, Rockets guards Kevin Martin and Goran Dragic and forward Luis Scola, league sources said.

“It’s not finalized, but we’re close,” one front-office official involved in the negotiations said.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slug=aw-wojnarowski_chris_paul_lakers_hornets_nba_120811

5ass
12-08-2011, 07:42 PM
Why so certain? The Lakers just got robbery #1, why couldn't they do it again?

Lakers paid a heavy price though. Its still not a fair trade, but knowing the NBA owns the hornets, i expected the lakers to get him for luke walton.
Question is, how much better are the lakers now?
CP3
Kobe
Artest
MLE player (West?)
Bynum

is that much better than
Fisher
Kobe
Artest
Gasol
Bynum
?
we shall see..

samevans7
12-08-2011, 07:42 PM
lol nice job Fisher, you solved the CBA crisis and as a result, lost your job

Sota4Ever
12-08-2011, 07:42 PM
I blame Obama

THE MTL
12-08-2011, 07:42 PM
Who was traded? Odom and Gasol? or Odom and Bynum?

BKLYNpigeon
12-08-2011, 07:42 PM
almost a done deal


Sorry Knicks.

soundjunkies2
12-08-2011, 07:43 PM
I don't like giving up Odom in this trade. This leaves the Lakers with no bench and no front court at the moment.

THE MTL
12-08-2011, 07:43 PM
Why are the Rockets doing this? Scola, Martin for Gasol. Gasol CANNOT lead a team!

DR_1
12-08-2011, 07:43 PM
lol nice job Fisher, you solved the CBA crisis and as a result, lost your job

:laugh2:

jason6692
12-08-2011, 07:43 PM
MAVS repeat with Haywood as starting C
idc if lakers got cp3 :)
we got rudy fernandez lol

rapjuicer06
12-08-2011, 07:43 PM
Kobe and Paul in the same back court....not sure if thats good or not. Kobe dominates the ball, hows CP3 guna do his thang?

Bu312ck
12-08-2011, 07:44 PM
i blame obama

agreed

Lindystud36
12-08-2011, 07:44 PM
#findmeaPF

You can't win the game with three players, who plays the 4

Aust
12-08-2011, 07:44 PM
For those saying a Dwight trade can no longer happen... Child please..

marj987
12-08-2011, 07:44 PM
Maybe FIsh can retire now and run for Comissioner. :laugh:

THINKBLUE15
12-08-2011, 07:44 PM
ugh. I'm not sure I am a fan of this deal.

ManRam
12-08-2011, 07:44 PM
I can't wait for Howard to get traded for Bynum and whatever scrubs we're dumb enough to take, then we draft some dude #1 overall because our team sucks, then that star does really good, then that star leaves after 3-4 years to play for a "real team".

-Kobe24-TJ19-
12-08-2011, 07:44 PM
oh well, here's to praying kobe falls apart, bynum stays a ***** and artest runs into the stands again :shrug:

stay classy:D

DodgerB24
12-08-2011, 07:45 PM
:dance:

DR_1
12-08-2011, 07:45 PM
I can't wait for Howard to get traded for Bynum and whatever scrubs we're dumb enough to take, then we draft some dude #1 overall because our team sucks, then that star does really good, then that star leaves after 3-4 years to play for a "real team".

Ignore the troll

Kidd>>>K-Mart
12-08-2011, 07:45 PM
Hornets clearly will be the Nuggets of last year. Lakers don't go deep in playoffs, lucky if they're top 5 seed. Rockets will be a top 5 seed.

kArSoN RyDaH
12-08-2011, 07:45 PM
People who are saying Kobe is old. Please. Give me a break. Guy was averaging 25 ppg last year. Far from old to me. Now with an elite PG opening up the floor and a big man in Bynum without Pau to crowd the lane just makes things easier if you ask me.

nickdymez
12-08-2011, 07:45 PM
Why is Pau or Bynum more attractive to New Orleans than Rondo?

Is this a serious question?

THINKBLUE15
12-08-2011, 07:46 PM
lol at how many people are viewing this thread

-Kobe24-TJ19-
12-08-2011, 07:46 PM
Why are the Rockets doing this? Scola, Martin for Gasol. Gasol CANNOT lead a team!

and martin can lulz?

ManRam
12-08-2011, 07:46 PM
stay classy:D

Haha. Hey, at least I didn't wish injury upon anyone :nod:

The only reason I care about the NBA anymore really, besides the Magic (no hope) is to see these super teams fail. That's all small-market fans really can root for now...and it's terrible it's come to that.

KobeOwnSU
12-08-2011, 07:46 PM
ESPn just broke the story...CP3 to the Lakers for sure.

BigCityofDreams
12-08-2011, 07:47 PM
Guests sign up

masTOR_shake1
12-08-2011, 07:47 PM
nba = fixed

mightybosstone
12-08-2011, 07:47 PM
Why are the Rockets doing this? Scola, Martin for Gasol. Gasol CANNOT lead a team!

Disagree. You can argue he was easily the best player on that second championship team. And I don't know if people realize how unbelievable his numbers were the last three seasons, but he's essentially posted 18/10/3/1.5 with a 22 PER and .220 WS/48 and .600 TS% for three consecutive seasons. Only Dwight Howard has posted numbers that good in that period (and yes, I'm including Dirk).

DodgerB24
12-08-2011, 07:47 PM
600 viewers. Damn.

ellisgw
12-08-2011, 07:47 PM
i cant believe the gm in the nba are this crazy. why would the rockets do this at all? Horney dont need rich vets at the end of their prime, they need young prospects and draft picks.

phlp_bj
12-08-2011, 07:48 PM
ESPn just broke the story...CP3 to the Lakers for sure.

espn also said that a few years ago, kobe was coming to the bulls

LTBaByyy
12-08-2011, 07:48 PM
Lakers have no starting PF, no 6th man, and no bench

But have the best PG in the league

Thunder
Mavs
Lakers
Grizzlies
Spurs
Rockets
Clippers
Nuggets or Blazers

Korman12
12-08-2011, 07:48 PM
Wow everywhere

Sota4Ever
12-08-2011, 07:49 PM
I thought Chris Paul was going to be a knick?????

Baller1
12-08-2011, 07:49 PM
I sense a very large Thunder following beginning to form.

5ass
12-08-2011, 07:50 PM
Haha. Hey, at least I didn't wish injury upon anyone :nod:

The only reason I care about the NBA anymore really, besides the Magic (no hope) is to see these super teams fail. That's all small-market fans really can root for now...and it's terrible it's come to that.
Lets GO TIMBERWOOOOOLVES LOL
seriously, i like their team. Future is bright for them. Lets hope they can keep it going.

Slimsim
12-08-2011, 07:50 PM
almost a done deal


Sorry Knicks.

More sarcasm

lovingTO
12-08-2011, 07:50 PM
Honestly, the NBA is a friggin joke.

KobeOwnSU
12-08-2011, 07:50 PM
CP3 to Lakers, Gasol to Rockets, Odom and others to New Orleans per chris broussard

ManRam
12-08-2011, 07:50 PM
Lakers have no starting PF, no 6th man, and no bench

But have the best PG in the league

Thunder
Mavs
Lakers
Grizzlies
Spurs
Clippers
Blazers
Kings or Rockets


And the off-season hasn't started and every player will want to play for them for less (sans the max/close-to-max players out there).

Those holes will evaporate.

PhillyFaninLA
12-08-2011, 07:50 PM
This is what separates the way the elite franchises run and everyone else. Rod Thorn and new Sixers owners I hope your watching.

BKLYNpigeon
12-08-2011, 07:50 PM
Kobe and Paul in the same back court....not sure if thats good or not. Kobe dominates the ball, hows CP3 guna do his thang?

Kobe needs less responsibility. Lakers just got the best defensive front court in the NBA.