It looks like the Lakers are trying to find a way to land both Chris Paul and Dwight Howard.
Sources say that the Lakers have made their willingness to deal forward Pau Gasol for Paul clear to the Hornets, since L.A. is hoping to preserve Andrew Bynum to be the centerpiece of a trade offer for Orlando’s Dwight Howard.
ESPN.com reported Tuesday that the Hornets have not ruled out accepting a trade package for Paul that’s built around Gasol, but the Hornets also do have reservations about acquiring the Spaniard, who turned 31 in July and is coming off a woeful playoff series against Dallas last spring.
If the Lakers can land Chris Paul without giving up Andrew Bynum, that would leave the door open to trade the 24 year-old center to Orlando to acquire Dwight Howard.
It seems the Lakers are at least exploring the opportunity to see if they can use their current pieces to land both stars.
Only time will tell.