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Source: Los Angeles Lakers Close to Acquiring Chris Paul in 3-Team Deal
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Adrian Wojnarowski of is reporting that the Hornets are close to trading point guard Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers in a three-team deal involving Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom.

The proposed deal would have Paul going to Los Angeles, Gasol to Houston and Odom, Kevin Martin, Luis Scola, and Goran Dragic to New Orleans.

Wojnarowski stated in his Twitter account that the New Orleans Hornets have begun to inform other teams that they are trading Paul to Los Angeles. These teams may include the Boston Celtics, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Clippers and the Golden State Warriors.

An earlier report had Andrew Bynum and Lamar Odom going to New Orleans in exchange for the All-Star point guard.

In addition to the Lakers possibly acquiring Paul, they are also considered one of the favorites for Orlando's Dwight Howard. Now that these reports have Gasol and Odom off to New Orleans, the Lakers would have to use Andrew Bynum to reel in Howard from the Magic.

If Paul is traded to Los Angeles, he would join Kobe Bryant in Mike Brown's backcourt. The Lakers point guards would include Paul, Derek Fisher and Steve Blake.

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