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Pau Gasol Trade: Rockets To Give Hornets A First-Round Pick In Deal Involving Chris Paul, According To Report

Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Houston Rockets will send a first-round pick to New Orleans as part of the three-team trade that will send Pau Gasol to the Rockets and Chris Paul to the Lakers. Wojnaroswki also reported that multiple picks could be included in the deal, which is still yet to be finalized and approved. 

The Dream Shake is cautious about the Rocket's participation in a deal that could set off another Laker dynasty in the Western Conference, but likes the moves made for Houston's roster:

Still, for the Rockets, this deal appears to be a major talent upgrade and a way to eliminate some of the excessive depth on the roster. The team will sorely miss Kevin Martin's scoring and Luis Scola's scrappiness, but acquiring a legitimate star big man is a huge step forward. Additionally, the move will clear the way for highly touted young guns like Courtney Lee and Patrick Patterson to take larger roles with the team.

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