Lakers trade Pau Gasol to Hornets for Chris Paul

We have recently learned from a source inside the New Orleans Hornets organization, which was also reconfirmed by Yahoo Sports Adrian Wojnarowski, that superstar PG Chris Paul has been traded to the LA Lakers with superstar F Pau Gasol headed out of town, possibly involving a third team.

Details are still murky but it appears that their will be other "players to be named later" involved in the deal. The deal should be formally announced on Friday morning. The deal will most likely include a third team, and all signs are pointing to the Rockets being involved.

We are also told that Kobe Bryant has been in contact with Dwight Howard and Paul and a deal for Dwight in exchange for Ron Artest and Andrew Bynum is being discussed, with possibility of it taking place as early as Sunday. Lamar Odom is surely going to be involved in one of these trades, with the most likely scenario being a "player" in the CP3 deal.

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