If you listen carefully, you can hear rumblings that the Lakers are ready to make a move for a shortened NBA season. Actually, even if you don’t listen at all you can still probably hear that they want Chris Paul and Dwight Howard. Then again, who doesn’t?
Hoping to pull off a pair of blockbuster moves that would rock the NBA, the Lakers are willing to trade anyone on their roster outside of Kobe Bryant to bring Howard and Paul to Los Angeles, two sources say.
Whether the Lakers are able to make it happen remains to be seen, but with stars Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum and Lamar Odom on the roster, they have the talent and the financial capacity to make the trades work.
Several trade combinations would work for the Lakers. For instance, they could potentially ship Gasol to New Orleans for Paul, and Bynum to Orlando for Howard. If the Lakers threw Odom into the trade to Orlando, they could sweeten the offer for the Magic by taking back the contract of Hedo Turkoglu.
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