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Published: Friday, Dec. 9 2011 9:24 p.m. MST

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Doug10
Roosevelt, UT

THe lockout should have gone longer until they ironed these problems out. Now Stern will be drilled no matter who Chris Paul goes to. Where are the Hornets going to get a better deal than the one Stern turned down?

The Lakers have a flair for the dramatic and they were going to do something huge, something the Jazz admin only dreams about.

The owners want to be able to keep players they draft but they did not get that in the agreement so for the rest of the life of this current contract the players legally should be able to go where they can be traded to.

The drama helps make up the league, too bad Stern got weak-kneed and turned the whole deal down. Were I the Lakers I would be furious with the commissioner.

Nussdorfer AC
Salt Lake City, UT

I'm not sure what problems in this way needed to be sorted out by the lockout. The only problem here is the league (meaning each other owner) owns and controls the Hornets. That creates a conflict of interest. In such a case no owner will side with helping the Hornets or one other individual team. That owner needs to look out for the interest of its own team. Thus the trade was negated. This is similar to last year when the Hornets were negotiating deals with players and the owners complained. If they have control of course they will let the Hornets suffer. It's in their interest to do so. The problem isn't that this happens, but that only now people are complaining and seeing it as a problem.

bonemovies
Cedar City, UT

Lets red-shirt Paul for a year and put him on ESPN! Then we make Stern coach of the Hornets and and have him see pro-ball from that perspective. Then we want be seeing that awful cheesy smile of his! That guy drives me NUTS!

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