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12-12-2011, 10:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Devils Nick30 View Post
Can someone explain to me the whole CP3 thing and the Lakers? How can the league stop a trade from a team they own that was agreed to by both teams?

It just seems pretty unfair to me. How are the players that were being traded supposed to react now?
Technically, as the owners of the team, the league can do as they wish in terms of player personnel. The deal was agreed to by the team's GM, who has more or less been reduced to a figure head with no power. Its just absurd how they're rejecting these deals now.

As for the players, well, they don't usually react too well. Lamar Odom was very unhappy, and requested a trade (and has since been traded to Dallas). I don't know if any of the others have been as open about being unhappy, but I can't imagine anyone is overly thrilled having been traded and then being told they're staying.

My personal guess on the situation is that within 48 hours we'll either see Paul traded (or about to be traded) somewhere, or we'll be hearing about a lawsuit/grievance against the NBA, likely on the grounds of collusion and/or illegally prohibiting player movement.

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