Rumor: Lakers Seeking Sign & Trade for CP3

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Lakers rumored to be looking for a Sign and Trade for Chris Paul. Sorry if this was already posted. This reads more like the Lakers are fishing verses having a deal on the table but the Lakers are going to get a point guard this offseason. Sounds like they want Paul and he is high on their list.

I don't know if Paul is even interested but if LeBron calls? Anything is possible. The Lakers have a habit of making things happen to stack that team. I just don't know what the Suns could possibly get in return unless it involves a 3rd team. There is nothing on that Lakers roster that puts them over the top.


Bleacher Report -

Chris Paul Rumors: Lakers Eyeing Sign-and-Trade for Star After Suns' NBA Finals Run​

"According to sources, LeBron James and the Lakers have been on the hunt for veteran point guard, and Paul is on the list."
 
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Lakers rumored to be looking for a Sign and Trade for Chris Paul.

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I would like to think that the Suns wouldn't willingly explore this.

BUT IF CP3 forces this (and both LeBron James and Magic Johnson are putting on the full court press to convince him to do so, to the point I think the Lakers are tempering), we're screwed.

Short of the Lakers offering Anthony Davis, losing CP3 to the Lakers in any sign-and-trade reverts us back go the sorry state we were in two seasons ago.
 

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I would like to think that the Suns wouldn't willingly explore this.

BUT IF CP3 forces this (and both LeBron James and Magic Johnson are putting on the full court press to convince him to do so, to the point I think the Lakers are tempering), we're screwed.

Short of the Lakers offering Anthony Davis, losing CP3 to the Lakers in any sign-and-trade reverts us back go the sorry state we were in two seasons ago.
They may not have a choice if Paul says he is not returning and they want to get something in return. Having said that I think a 3rd team would have to be involved based on what is on the Lakers roster.
 

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They may not have a choice if Paul says he is not returning and they want to get something in return. Having said that I think a 3rd team would have to be involved based on what is on the Lakers roster.

What third team would want the leftover garbage on the Lakers roster?
 

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Highly doubt this manifsts to anything. Media needs to give Lakers attention
 

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If CP3 somehow forced this to happen, he’d instantly go from one of my favorite Suns ever to my most loathed.
 

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The lakers can only offer the mid-level exception to CP 3 from what I have been reading from the interwebs. ehhhhhh
 

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The lakers can only offer the mid-level exception to CP 3 from what I have been reading from the interwebs. ehhhhhh

My fear is that with LeBron and Magic's convincing, CP3 forces the issue, and James Jones panics and sends CP3 to the Lakers for an overpaid signed-and-traded Dennis Schroeder, an overpaid signed-and-traded Talen Horton-Tucker, Kentavious Caldwell Pope and Kyle Kuzma.
 

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The Lakers are shotgun targeting PG's. They've also been rumored to have interest in bringing Lonzo back and now are supposedly looking into Russell Westbrook deal for Kuzma, Schroeder and Horton-Tucker.

I think Paul signs new deal here. If he wanted to go to LAL he would have forced his way last year from OKC rather than here.
 

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The Lakers are shotgun targeting PG's. They've also been rumored to have interest in bringing Lonzo back and now are supposedly looking into Russell Westbrook deal for Kuzma, Schroeder and Horton-Tucker.

I think Paul signs new deal here. If he wanted to go to LAL he would have forced his way last year from OKC rather than here.
Isn't Schroeder a UFA? That means he can't be included in a trade -- even when signed and traded since you can't include other players in those deals.
 

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Isn't Schroeder a UFA? That means he can't be included in a trade -- even when signed and traded since you can't include other players in those deals.

I thought you could, but only if you had their Bird rights.
 
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