I sincerely think ESPN wants Chris Paul and Dwight Howard on the Lakers more than the Lakers actually do. Anyway, here’s some of today’s gossip, headlines and other developments in NBA Free Urgency:
Chris Broussard, gossip monger: “one source told ESPN.com late Tuesday that the Hornets have not yet ruled out accepting a trade package headlined by Pau Gasol. That would theoretically free up L.A. to build an offer for (Dwight) Howard around (Andrew) Bynum and a package for Paul around Gasol, although it remains unclear how the Lakers could make two separate offers sufficiently attractive to pull off what would rank as perhaps the most star-studded trade haul in league history.”
The Kris Humphries interview you’ve been waiting for. And he’s not even allowed to talk about Kwhat’s Kher Kface? Klame. Anyway, he’s getting interest from the Nets, Mavs and Hornets, but who cares about any of that.
Ricky Rubio, now in Minnesota, enjoys seeing snow on the ground.
The Spurs will amnesty Richard Jefferson and his stupid tattoo.
Tracy McGrady agreed on a one-year deal with Atlanta because that’s where the players play and they ride on them things like everyday.
Jamal Crawford wants to play for the Bulls next season. So does ____ (fill in blank with almost every available free agent).
It wouldn’t make sense for Chris Paul to sign an extension anywhere when he can get better deals as a free agent next summer. Just like how it wouldn’t make sense for a team not named the Knicks trading for him.