Chris Paul Trade Veto Angers Lakers', Hornets' General Managers

In case you're wondering, no one in the NBA is terribly satisfied about the Chris Paul to the Lakers trade saga. After NBA commissioner David Stern reportedly vetoed the trade -- the league owns the New Orleans Hornets, who had agreed to send CP3 to L.A. for a package most observers considered strong -- Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Hornets GM Dell Demps nearly resigned his position in anger.

Hornets general manager Dell Demps is "disconsolate" over the heavy-handed move from the commissioner's office, a source told Y! Sports. Demps considered resigning his job on Thursday, league sources said, and had to be talked out of it.

The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding reported that Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak was similarly displeased with the league's decision.

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak described to me by source as "angry and mystified" by NBA. All league told Lakers was no. No explanation.

What further fall-out will come remains to be seen.

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