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April 18, 2014 Updates
April 9, 2014 Updates
March 28, 2014 Updates

The suggestion is already in circulation that the Lakers will attempt to use their forthcoming high lottery pick in June to assemble the sort of trade package that finally convinces the Wolves to part with Love and end the uncertainty that hangs over this franchise even before the 25-year-old enters the final year of his contract. Yet there is just as much defiance emanating from 'Sota, as we speak, about the Wolves' ability to keep Love in town. ESPN.com

March 12, 2014 Updates
February 21, 2014 Updates

The Lakers received a traded-player exception of $2,789,920 on Wednesday in their trade of Steve Blake to the Golden State Warriors for Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks. A traded-player exception can be used to acquire a player in trade without sending out matching salary. In the case of the Blake exception, the Lakers can deal for a player making up to $2,889,920 (including $100,000 of padding). Los Angeles Times

The exception expires on Feb. 19, 2015, but the team may not have it for long. Should the Lakers drop under the salary cap in July, as expected, they will first need to renounce the exception. Los Angeles Times

February 20, 2014 Updates

Ken Berger: For those wondering, there is no deal pending for Pau Gasol at deadline, league source says. Lakers set to keep him, and his Bird rights. Twitter @KBergCBS

With less than an hour left to go, the crickets continued to be heard around most of the league. I'm told all is quiet for - among many others, I'm sure - the Chicago Bulls, Memphis Grizzlies, Golden State Warriors, Dallas Mavericks, and New Orleans Pelicans. In relation to the below note on the Los Angeles Lakers' Jordan Hill, the Mavericks do have interest in him but the proposal is problematic because of the Lakers' desire to move both Hill and fellow big man Chris Kaman in order to get under the luxury tax. USA Today Sports

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