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03-17-2012, 09:21 PM
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Rick Bueker (spelling) said that the Lakers sold the first round pick to the Rockets for 825,000 dollars. The deal was Fisher and his cap relief for Hill but the Rockets offered additional cash for draft picks and the Lakers bit. This was also hinted on by the LA Times.

So I guess this means Buss is hanging out with Frank McCourt and learning his ways. McCourt famously sold top catcher Carlos Santana for 2.5 million dollars in the Rob Blake trade a couple years back.
That pick was top 20 protected and Dallas had 6 years to deliver it. 1st round players get guaranteed contracts.

So LA sold a pick they wouldn't have been able to use for 6 years in all likelihood and avoided the guaranteed salary slot that would be needed should they be forced to take it.

They have developing players in Ebanks and Morris. Hill and Sessions are better than any player they are likely to see at a late 1st round.

Jim and Mitch did a phenomenal job at the deadline, got better while shedding salary. Fact.

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