Found December 12, 2011 on
State Of The Celtics:
So I guess my excitement for the acquisition of David West was a bit premature. It sounded like both sides just had to cross their t's and dot their i's before the deal was made official, Danny Ainge magician-like roster moves would have reached legendary status and the Celtics would have improved their team by leaps and bounds. For two days, we heard that the deal was close to being done and that both sides were working hard to iron out who was going where. Then Sunday afternoon comes around and David West is an Indiana Pacer after agreeing to a two-year $20 million contract. Wait, what?How did this happen? The Pacers? Really? What happened to the magician and his recent hot streak of moves? According to the Boston Herald, the Los Angeles Lakers screwed everything up.
The Celts fell out of the David West running when the New Orleans Hornets couldn’t find a place to send Jermaine O’Neal (Lamar Odom going from the Los Angeles Kings to the Dallas Mavericks got in the way...
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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...
Bigger Than Just a Big ManIt's official. Tyson Chandler is a New York Knick. And while the hype about Chris Paul was and still is intoxicating, a shot of Chandler is exactly what the doctor ordered for the Knicks. EXACTLY. I'm actually a bit surprised the media isn't making a bit of a bigger deal about it. Maybe it's just that their memories are eroding. Perhaps they...
Chris Paul isn't coming to Los Angeles, at least not now. The Clippers rejected a proposed deal by the New Orleans Hornets for the All-Star guard because the team felt "the cost was just too high," general manager Neil Olshey said Monday. Whether the deal is altogether dead, though, remains to be seen.
(By Rick Bonnell, email@example.com) 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.
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I did an NBA podcast. Life got busier, this became seldom updated and I gave up trying to keep it going, however. Fast forward about 18 months and it is now back.
David West was signed to a two-year, $20 million deal by the Pacers yesterday. Me and Tim Donahue of our site 8 Points, 9 Seconds got on the horn to discuss the acquisition, among...
Even Kobe Bryant can't figure out why the Los Angeles Lakers apparently are trading Lamar Odom to one of their biggest rivals.
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...
The Lakers offered Pau Gasol to the Warriors in an attempt to land Chris Paul.
LOS ANGELES - If Chris Paul joins the Los Angeles Lakers, Derek Fisher and Steve Blake would have considerably...