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Stern block Chris Paul trade to Lakers

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Elliotte Friedman, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

  2. derwood

    derwood Active Member

    It's on hold.
  3. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    In the story I linked, Ken Berger calls it "dead." He may be wrong, but his work during the lockout was outstanding.
  4. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Don't understand the rationale here at all. Lakers are giving up Gasol and Odom. This isn't a Charlie Finley fire sale.

    If the other owners don't like it, they should have made a better offer. And if they're just pissed he's going to L.A., get over it. Players want to go to a very small number of teams in the NBA, and the Lakers are on top of that list. It's always been that way and always will.
  5. derwood

    derwood Active Member

    No legal recorse for Paul. All trades are subject to league approval.

    YGBFKM Guest

    Wait, the lockout ended?
  7. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    They were giving up Odom?

    Kris Jenner & Ryan Seacrest probably got it canceled.
  8. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    It's not about keeping him out of LA, it's about making sure that Paul doesn't leave New Orleans without the Hornets getting a similar drawing card back. The NBA - the Hornets' owner - is trying to sell the team, and they're much more attractive (and valuable) with Paul than they'd be with Odom and Scola.
  9. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

    Just reading the terms, it seems like New Orleans was getting the better end of the deal. They give up a good point guard, but got plenty of players to step in return and the Lakers are giving up some big-named players (albeit slightly passed their primes but certainly good talent). I'd get it if LA gave New Orleans a bunch of D-leaguers, but it doesn't seem like the case.

    Other owners need to get over it.
  10. derwood

    derwood Active Member

    Free agent next summer. Stated numerous times he will not sign a new deal.
  11. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a sop to the small-market owners for not getting the blood they wanted in the new labor agreement. This is bizarre, a league actively attacking one of its 2-3 cornerstone franchises.
  12. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    This is going to be interesting, derwood. Chris Broussard just reported that Paul is asking Billy Hunter if there are any legal grounds for him to contest the blockage.

    I'd love to see this go somewhere.
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