The long awaited deal for Chris Paul has finally been reached after David Stern nixed several offers from both the Lakers and Clippers. The Los Angeles Clippers have agreed to a deal in principle with the league-owned New Orleans Hornets to acquire guard Chris Paul, according to sources close to the process.
The Clippers, sources said, will send guard Eric Gordon, center Chris Kaman, forward Al-Farouq Aminu and Minnesota’s unprotected 2012 first-round pick to the Hornets for Paul. Continue reading
Sources have told ESPN that the Los Angeles Lakers are still angling to land all-star point guard Chris Paul.
“The Lakers are definitely still in this,” a source told ESPN.
On Monday it looked like Paul was headed to LA, however it was to the Clippers not the Lakers. Those talks died down due to the Hornets extremely high asking price.
The Lakers were thought to be out of the running, after pulling out of negotiations this past weekend and trading Lamar Odom to Dallas. It was thought that the Lakers had shifted their focus to trying to land Magic superstar, Dwight Howard. However it now looks like they are still in the running for CP3. The Lakers are using Pau Gasol as the centerpiece of the deal and are looking for a third team to infuse the deal with young talent.