Chris Paul to Lakers Deal is Off, Odom will go to Dallas

Chris Paul does not appear to be going to the Lakers, according to ESPN's Mark Stein. But it looks like Odom will be shipped to the Mavericks. Can we say Khloe-Lamar divorce special in the works? 

My guess is that the Lakers decided to hold out for Dwight Howard and are keeping Gasol as a bargaining chip for that reason. Only time will tell... 

Says one Western Conference executive: "The Lakers are shifting toward trying to make a Dwight Howard deal."