It was a busy day in the Lakers front office and Pau Gasol speaks on the events of the day that didn’t include him getting traded.
NBA commissioner David Stern 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 nullify the trade and that the Hornets be made to keep Paul on the roster for the foreseeable future, sources said. A chorus of owners were irate with the belief that the five-month lockout had happened largely to stop big-market teams from leveraging small-market teams for star players pending free agency.
The Houston Rockets also involved in the trade talks are trying to complete a deal that would then move Gasol to Houston and the Rockets’ Luis Scola, Kevin Martin and Goran Dragic to New Orleans along with Odom.
Widely considered the best point guard in the game. CP3 brings with him averages of 37.1 minutes, 18.7 points and 9.9 assists a game thru six seasons. Will Dwight Howard join the Lakers next??? Stay tuned.