You've probably heard of the three-way deal that the Los Angeles Lakers, the Portland Trailblazers and the Minnesota Timberwolves have been discussing. It would send Michael Beasley to LA to either add depth to the team's frontcourt or put the pieces in place for a big move. It would put Jamal Crawford in Minnesota to give the Timberwolves extra scoring punch on the perimeter.
The Lakers then would have to deal someone too. No one wasn't quite sure who that would be, although it wouldn't take too long to guess who it might be. Chris Haynes of CSN Northwest have their report.
CSNNW.com has learned that the Portland Trail Blazers are close to bringing back guard Steve Blake in the reported three-team deal.
A source who's familiar with the talks says "if it's not done, it sounds close."
In the deal, Jamal Crawford would go to the Minnesota Timberwolves, Michael Beasley to the Los Angeles Lakers, and the Trail Blazers would receive Blake.
If this deal goes through, the possibility of losing Blake would make you believe the Lakers aren't done dealing. There's no way Los Angeles could finish the regular season with Derek Fisher as their only real point guard. More deals (or something different from the one currently being offered) might be on the way.
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