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Lakers should make Paul the next target


08:05 AM ET 08.09 | Somewhat hemmed in financially for 2011-12, the Lakers can always prepare for 2012-13. With the Lakers showing more signs that their basketball mileage is catching up with them, they need to inject speed into their lineup. And with Mike Brown planning to abandon most of the triangle offense, they need a solid point guard. ... [Chris Paul] has the edge over [Deron Williams] because of his youth (26) and uncanny speed. In the Lakers' first-round playoff series against New Orleans, he averaged 22 points, 12 assists, seven rebounds and two steals, showing that he can run the pick-and-roll with bruising speed and efficiency. For reasons that go beyond his perfection in running that maneuver, Paul is better suited to run Brown's system.

Los Angeles Times

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August 9, 2011  08:38 AM ET

Paul is coming to NY. The toast will be made complete.

No doubt. He's made his known in the most amiable nature by toasting it up. He's given his word but these interns don't hear him. On the real though since Hornets are being run by David Stern it's almost automatic that he ends up in a big market city. But if the Lakers get him it will have to be via trade. But the problem is Hornets can't take back huge contracts and Lakers don't have any young promising talent so...

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August 9, 2011  08:55 AM ET

The one right after DHoward!

Why target if you know y'll miss the hole and I'm not talking Gloria. She has so many holes you can't miss. No matter where you shoot from ur in!

August 9, 2011  08:56 AM ET

Paul makes sense in basically every team in the league but chicagoDwill makes sense in basically every team in the league but chicago

Paul is better than Rose. Chicago should move Rose for Paul if the offer is ever presented.

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August 9, 2011  09:20 AM ET

LA is the place, Bro.

August 9, 2011  09:20 AM ET

They'd never do it.

Nor should they. Rose is younger and still hasn't reached his ceiling.

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August 9, 2011  10:36 AM ET

I would rather not go the 3 star route....spend the money on more players...pending what the cba will be, which is why these stories are crazy at this point

Every title team the last 15 years (not counting the Pistons) have had the 3 star combo. It works....

Ppl act like the Spurs are this good "old school" team...yeah right..with Timmy D, Manu and TP...those are not average players by any means

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August 9, 2011  11:25 AM ET

Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Chris Paul, and Andrew Bynum all playing together next year? Could it be possible that the Lakers are forming their own Dream Team like the Heat? Their team will be stacked with all-stars and the Lakers won't have to rely on Kobe and Derek Fischer to get it done when the game is on the line. They will have a point guard that is young and one of the top pick and rollers in the league. The Lakers will be a complete team because they have not had an all-star run the point since Magic Johnson 19 years ago. They will be a more prepared team and a quicker team playing under Mike Brown, who is still in search of his first championship ring, but could Chris Paul really look into the Lakers since Dwight Howard could also go there. I mean, Chris Paul's best friends happen to be Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire, so could he go to New York. It seems unlikely that he will stay in New Orleans but as of right now with the lockout, no one knows.

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