Found December 09, 2011 on
Mike Dunleavy Jr.
New Orleans Hornets
Los Angeles Lakers
Portland Trail Blazers
New York Knicks
Lots of craziness in the NBA today. First, Chris Paul was going to the Lakers via Houston for essentially Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom, angering the crap out of everyone as it looked like the Lakers might pull off the impossible task of acquiring both Paul AND Dwight Howard. Then, amidst all the protesting, NBA Commissioner David Stern killed the deal for 'basketball reasons' (yeah right). Secondly, Tyson Chandler is supposedly closing in on a deal with the New York Knicks, and Caron Butler signed with the LA Clippers, effectively destroying the Mavs' chances of a repeat. Thirdly, Dwight Howard is reportedly going to ask a trade to the New Jersey Nets to team up with fellow superstar Deron Williams.Fourthly, Greg Oden is apparently going to accept the Trailblazers' offer, ending speculation that the Pacers might have had a chance to bring the oft-injured center back home.None of these really affect the Pacers, except perhaps foreshadowing that it's going to be ver...
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So this happened again:
The Los Angeles Lakers have pulled out of the three-team deal with New Orleans and Houston that would have landed Chris Paul in L.A., according to sources close to the talks.
The reason for the Lakers' withdrawal was not immediately known.
Which means this is happening again
Twitter / @ChrisMannixSI: Two rival GM's say...
According to the LA Times, the Lakers can’t really do anything about the NBA’s ham-fisted decision to nix the Chris Paul trade last night: “The Lakers planned to appeal to the NBA office after the Chris Paul trade was nixed, but there was a problem: The NBA considered the trade to have been blocked by New Orleans, not the league itself. It’s a sticky situation because the...
You know what they say about pictures. We know what they're worth. And for Celtics fans, this photo might best encapsulate why Danny Ainge is willing to trade away Rajon Rondo for Chris Paul, and risk Paul playing no more than a year in Boston.
Doc Rivers, shortly after winning the Celtics 17th championship in franchise history, retreated to his office in the TD Garden...
The framework of a three-team trade is in place to send Hornets All-Star guard Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers, said a person familiar with the negotiations. The Houston Rockets are the other team involved, the person told The Associated Press Thursday on condition of anonymity because the deal was not finalized.
(By Rick Bonnell, firstname.lastname@example.org) If there ever would have been a time to make Chris Paul a Charlotte Bobcat, this wasn't it.For years now, Bobcats fans have clamored for Paul to be the team's franchise player. It would have been silly to expect LeBron James or Dwight Howard to come here - neither has any real ties to the Carolinas or to Bobcats owner Michael Jordan.
There is nothing else to say except that David Stern is terrible commish and this is a very precedent to to set.
NBA commissioner David Stern has killed the New Orleans Hornets’ trade of Chris Paul after several owners complained about the league-owned team dealing the All-Star point guard to the Los Angeles Lakers, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
Some owners pushed Stern to...
The New Orleans Hornets' three-team trade with the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets that would land Chris Paul in L.A. has been resubmitted to the league office for approval, according to sources close to the talks.
Initially, the Rockets' part of the deal was exactly the same, with Houston sending Luis Scola, Kevin Martin and a 2012 first-round draft pick...
Cleveland Cavaliers owner, Dan Gilbert has become famous for his bashing letters. After the decision, Gilbert wrote a letter to LeBron that resembled a note you’d pass to your ex-girlfriend in grade school and the NBA world reacted. Hey! I will admit that I embraced Gilbert’s unabashed LeBron letter– it was fun to read. This [...]
PBT: By blocking a trade of Chris Paul to the Lakers, Commissioner David Stern and owners showed they want their power over star players back. And the NBA is worse for it.