Chris Paul Trade Talks Between Lakers, Hornets, Rockets Resume, According To Report

Talks to find a trade to send Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers have resumed, reports Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski. On Thursday, the Lakers reached a deal with the league-owned New Orleans Hornets and Houston Rockets to acquired Paul for Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom. But the NBA vetoed the deal, with commissioner David Stern citing "basketball reasons" as the rationale. On Friday, in a statement, Stern stuck to his position, saying that the league felt that the Hornets were more valuable with Paul on the roster.

But a revamped deal could get league approval. There was mass outrage targeted at Stern and the owners who are known to have pushed for the veto, including the Cleveland Cavaliers' Dan Gilbert and Dallas Mavericks' Mark Cuban. But nothing official has come from the league signaling that Stern would accept a different deal.

When the league took over the Hornets in December 2010, Stern said the NBA would approve any recommendations that the Hornets' management team made on the roster.

For more on the Hornets, visit At The Hive.

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