Lakers stand pat as trade deadline passes

tysonL.A. Times: The Lakers made no moves on trade deadline day, watching from afar as, well, nothing really major happened across the league.

Then the Lakers shrugged at the few minor deals that took place and turned back toward the rest of the regular season, which continues for them tonight against New Orleans after a 2-0 start coming out of the All-Star break.

The Hornets were supposed to be up there with the Lakers and San Antonio in the Western Conference standings this season, but they came into All-Star weekend tied for sixth in the 15-team conference.

Then their center, Tyson Chandler, failed a physical after being traded to Oklahoma City, putting the Hornets in the awkward position of taking him back Wednesday after the Oklahoma City team doctor said Chandler’s surgically repaired big toe was not fit for long-term play.

The Lakers think Chandler, who went to Compton Dominguez High, will play tonight, unfortunately for them.

“I was kind of happy that Chandler was traded,” Lakers Coach Phil Jackson said on a day the team did not practice. “He comes to L.A. all the time and just has a great game and kicks our butt. He comes home and has fun on our court, so that’s no good for us.”

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  • http://TheLakersNation.info Billy Kupchak

    Mitch Kupchak knows what he’s doing & it doesn’t have anything to do with saving $$$ in luxury tax. The Lakers have been over the threshold for many years & Dr. Buss has no problem with that. The REAL reason Chris Mihm was shipped out was because he doesn’t really fit into the dynamics of where this team is planning to go. This might seem a bit obscure at this point, but the legit fans will understand.

    Have a great weekend everyone! :cool: