Chris Paul is now a Laker. That’s what Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports is reporting. He tweeted that the Hornets are telling teams they’ve dealt Paul to the Lakers in exchange for Andrew Bynum and Lamar Odom. [UPDATE: Gasol and Odom are being shipped out of town; Bynum will remain a Laker.]
Now all the Lakers need to do is convince the Magic to take
Paul Gasol Andrew Bynum and spare parts (a third team might need to get involved?) in exchange for Dwight Howard and the Lakers will have the biggest, baddest trio in the NBA.
And in Paul and Howard, the Lakers will have the league’s best duo – sorry Wade and LeBron and Durant and Westbrook – for the next five years (or as long as CP3’s knees hold up).
[UPDATE II: It sounds like the trade will involved a 3rd team – Houston.
Lakers get Chris Paul
Rockets get Pau Gasol
Hornets get Kevin Martin, Luis Scola]