With the rumors racing all around about a potential deal to get Pau Gasol in a Rockets jersey just minutes after the talks seemed dead, things have truly come to a head tonight. Now, as Adrian Wojnarowski, Marc Stein, Sam Amick, and others reporting that a deal is close, the Rockets appear likely to have found a star and a successor for Yao in the front court.
As has been widely reported, this is the likely deal:
Houston receives: Pau Gasol
Los Angeles receives: Chris Paul, opportunity to still get Dwight Howard, many championships
Discuss the Gasol rumors, the potential for Nene in Houston, or even the chance of the dirtiest front court ever (Gasol/Gasol) in the comments. Updates to come as details become available.
UPDATE at 5:47 PM: Adrian Wojnarowski is now reporting that New Orleans will likely receive more than just the rumored Odom/Martin/Scola/Dragic package.
It is likely that the Hornets will receive draft picks as part of a package for Paul, but source says: "Those are still being determined."