The latest Chris Paul trade rumor involves the Los Angeles Lakers, and this time, it doesn't involve prized Lakers center Andrew Bynum. The Lakers are discussing a three-team trade with the New Orleans Hornets and Houston Rockets that would send Paul to the Lakers, Pau Gasol to the Rockets and likely a bunch of young pieces to New Orleans, according to Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated.
The Lakers would do this and then potentially offer Bynum to the Orlando Magic in a package for Dwight Howard, uniting Howard, Paul and Kobe Bryant, according to Mannix. The Hornets do not have much interest in the 31-year old Gasol, according to Mannix, and are trying to find a third team to deal him to for younger pieces. The Rockets were after Denver Nuggets center Nene, but have interest in Gasol, according to Mannix.
It remains unclear exactly what young pieces would head back to the Hornets in such a scenario.