In more fantastic news for small market teams and our beloved Trailblazers, the Lakers have an inside track to get CP3 or Dwight Howard...or probably both.
...The Lakers and Hornets talked several days ago, league sources told Yahoo! Sports, but it was one of those circuitous conversations that left the sides unclear what it would take to get a deal done, and the talk ended with no formal offers. The Lakers and Hornets expect to speak again this week, sources said. The prospect of Pau Gasol(notes) as the primary player going to the Hornets won't be acceptable, sources said. The Lakers will ultimately be willing to let New Orleans pick its player in the deal – Bynum or Gasol – but New Orleans is determined to get quality, and quantity, in a deal...
On a scale of 1 to 1000, 1000 equals this blows, how would you rate it? What does this signal to both sides for the next CBA?