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December 10, 2011


Map There are trade rumors swirling that the Lakers are trying to get Chris Paul to join Kobe Bryant in Los Angeles.

Map Will it happen?

Map The Los Angeles Lakers certainly have pieces that would make the deal plausible. Map

Map Lamar Odom can be quite a bit of trouble to any coach and can disrupt team chemistry, map but he is also very versatile on the court. Map His salary is also very reasonable for what he brings to the table, map mostly because most teams don’t want to deal with his off-court distractions.

Map Andrew Bynum is an immensely talented center, map but he hasn’t managed to stay healthy. Map He could be involved with the trade simply off potential alone.

Map Pau Gasol is likely the central trading chip of any proposed deal for Chris Paul. Map I’m sure the Lakers would rather do something else, map but they might not have the luxury. Map The New Orleans Hornets would definitely want to get Paul, map especially if their All-Star Power Forward David West leaves for the Boston Celtics, map as is rumored.

Map How will it affect Paul’s Fantasy Value?

Map I doubt it will affect his numbers at all, map positively or negatively. Map His assists might increase a little, map his points might decrease a tad, map but Paul’s health is much more of a factor on whether he is one of the top 3 Fantasy players in the league or not.

Map The only place that would make a significant hit to his numbers is the Chicago Bulls because he would be the second best point guard on the team. Map And that wouldn’t happen.

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