Hoopsworld: This has been making its way around the popular message boards over the past 24 hours, and while our initial response after checking a few sources was simply not to comment on it, it does seem to be growing.
A widespread rumor as the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets and Milwaukee Bucks working on a three-team deal that would essentially send out Luther Head and Carl Landry from Houston, Chris Mihm heads out of LA and Tyronn Lue and Charlie Villanueva depart Milwaukee. There are several versions of this out there, with multiple papers now reporting it on their websites.
Depending on which you believe, the Rockets could end up with Villanueva and Mihm, Lue goes to the Lakers, and Landry and/or Head land in Milwaukee.
Other details are varied and, at times, nonsensical.
The reason this rumor is so popular is because it does address some needs. We’ve seen numerous reports that the Lakers might have interest in Lue to replace the injured Jordan Farmar. The Rockets recently unloaded Steve Francis to open up a roster spot, and it’s widely believed they’ll use that spot to sign a back-up center – likely Dikembe Mutombo. As for the Bucks, Villanueva’s name just seems to come up any time someone wants to talk about the Bucks.