It’s hard to describe the last 48 hours in Laker Nation. First, the Lakers acquired Chris Paul, then after a historical, precedent setting veto by David Stern, the three teams were forced to go back to work to find a way to rework the deal to Stern’s pleasing.
We have just received confirmation that a newly restructured offer has been officially agreed on between the Lakers, Hornets and Rockets. While the exact details of the proposed deal haven’t been released, we can confirm that Lamar Odom and Pau Gasol are the main pieces the Lakers will part with, if approved.
In the pre-December 8th, 2011 NBA, this would mean the deal is done (barring a failed physical, of course). However, in the new NBA that now exists, any trade involving New Orleans must pass the David Stern test. As we have so many times over the last 5+ months, we will wait on Stern to make a decision…
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