Found December 06, 2011 on
From gang hideouts to tanning salons, Lakers fans are buzzing about reports that have their team pursuing both Dwight Howard and Chris Paul.
I'm here to assure Celtics fans that the likelihood of Mitch Kupchak pulling off two mega-deals is remote.
Except there's a massive gap between "want" and "possible." Put aside questions of how much all this would cost, because currently that's the least important obstacle. As noted Monday afternoon, the Lakers are bereft of appealing trade pieces outside their "big three" of Bynum, Gasol, and Odom. As Yahoo! Sports reports, the Hornets aren't interested in Gasol as part of a deal for Paul. (Nor should they be. Nobody loves Pau more than me, but if I'm Dell Demps I don't accept a player over 28 in a CP3 swap unless his contract comes off the books right away, and then I'm demanding young talent, too.) That leaves Bynum as a centerpiece and as Andy pointed out, unless the rule s...
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This, my friends, is rock bottom. It's like Mike from "Swingers" bad (I still can't sit through that scene). I'm sorry, Orlando Magic fans. You definitely deserve better than to be at the center of what is, at the risk of being hyperbolic, among the most embarrassing stories...
The Lakers are known to want to get younger after their aging core fell short in last year's playoffs, and they are reportedly willing to revamp almost their entire roster. The Lakers are willing to part with anyone except Kobe Bryant to pull off two trades, one for Magic center Dwight Howard and one for Hornets point guard Chris Paul, ESPN's Chris Broussard reports. That...
L.A. would have to give up Andrew Bynum and probably Lamar Odom or Pau Gasol, but it's what the Lakers need to give them a jolt.The Orlando Magic made its most desperate attempt to court Dwight Howard the other day in a move understood by starry-eyed lovers everywhere.
So the Hawks schedule is out. AJC's Hawks beat writer Michael Cunningham (veteran NBA writer and my homeboy) has a nice overarching analysis. Stuff like, "There are two games each against Chicago and Miami in a six-day January stretch" and "The routes for two of their road trips make no sense: Milwaukee to San Antonio to Detroit to New Orleans to Toronto in January...
The Orlando Magic formally announced several key changes at the top of their hierarchy Wednesday morning, and team officials pledged, again, that they will do everything they can to keep Dwight Howard for the long-term.
I'm not sure if you've heard about this or not, but the Celtics really want Chris Paul and they're willing to give up Rajon Rondo for his services. I know, breaking news.
Apparently, Danny Ainge is willing to give up more than Rondo in order to acquire Paul. Much, much more. However, New Orleans doesn't appear to be doing back flips over Boston's proposal....