Re: Lakers were "7 minutes away" from receiving Michael Beasley
Los Angeles Times reports:
The Lakers got younger and shed more than $9 million in player costs Thursday, saying goodbye to two longtime franchise standards but getting quicker in the process.
The Lakers acquired point guard Ramon Sessions and seldom-used small forward Christian Eyenga from Cleveland for Luke Walton, Jason Kapono, their first-round pick in this year's draft and less than $1 million in cash.
They also acquired power forward Jordan Hill from Houston for Derek Fisher and the first-round pick they got from Dallas in the Lamar Odom trade.
The Lakers were seven minutes from acquiring Minnesota forward Michael Beasley, but Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor blocked an agreed-upon three-team trade right before the deadline that would have sent Fisher to Minnesota, not Houston, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The trade also would have involved Portland.