Lakers Preferred Destination for Paul?
No matter how badly (Chris) Paul wants to join forces with Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire, it seems clear that he realizes he can’t get to New York via trade this season. As a result, his new favorite destination, I’m told, is the Lakers.
But what it would take to get him there remains to be seen. Lakers center Andrew Bynum is the prized piece because of his age (24) and, when healthy, his two-way impact, but he’s not a good fit with incumbent center Emeka Okafor. The Hornets’ veteran is owed a combined $40.4 million over the next three years and might have to be sent out (possibly to a third team) in such a deal.