Orlando not pursuing tampering charges against Houston, source directly involved tells SI.com
After subsequent developments/ample time to reflect…man, I hope this trade goes through in the morning
UPDATE AT 9:23 AM ON 12/09/12 below.
You can read my stream of consciousness from the front page: I didn’t like the deal from the start. Not because we’d lose Scola/Martin but because I thought it ensured mediocrity. I didn’t understand why we weren’t getting Chris Paul if we were giving up all the assets to get him.
Then Dwight Howard’s intentions were revealed which Morey probably knew all along.
This trade has since been killed by the NBA. – Ed.
As I write this, a three-team deal that would make Chris Paul a Laker, Pau Gasol a Rocket, and Kevin Martin, Lamar Odom, and Luis Scola all Hornets is reportedly being finalized. More details are available to publish, but right now they aren’t important. What is, from the perspective of basketball fans in Houston, is this: Can Pau Gasol be a franchise player? The question is convoluted in that both pro and non believers have firm arguments, yet each must accept truths on opposing sides of the fence. Gasol wasn’t polarizing before the lopsided trade that sent him to Los Angeles. He was appropriately analyzed as being a very good big man, yet one destined to play second fiddle. Evidence of this is one organization suddenly halting its construction of a castle at Gasol’s feet, and instead thinking they’d be better with Kwame Brown, Javaris Crittenton (…) and some draft picks.
He was a multi-skilled, multi-lingual gentle giant with soft touch and inner warmth for opera; a spare part making over $12 million, not someone who could lead you to a championship. (Gasol was 0-12 in playoff games before being traded to the Lakers.) Read More