Espn and other news sources are reporting that it is OFFICIAL. All sides, including the Rockets and Hornets, have agreed on a 3 team trade that will send Paul to the Lakers, with the Lakers giving up Pau Gasol AND Lamar Odom. Gasol will be shipped to Houston, while the Hornets get Lamar Odom along with some fine pieces from the Rockets such as Luis Scola, Kevin Martin, and Goran Dragic.
The first thing that pops in my mind is....pity. LOL! As of now, the Lakers starting power forward will be Derrick Caracter
At the same time, it makes a little sense. With them giving up both Gasol and Odom, it gives the Lakers a little cap flexibility. I can remember the last few days hearing rumors about the interest they have had in Josh McRoberts. Could McBob be headed to L.A. to play along side a starting lineup that includes Paul, Bryant, and former pacer Ron Artest(Metta World Peace)?
What do you think?