About two weeks ago, Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski wrote that Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak was exploring trades that could help reduce the team's payroll. He wrote, "With a league high payroll of $91 million, the Lakers are looking again to shed salary off their bench, and GM Mitch Kupchak has told teams to take its pick of reserve playersùexcept for Lamar Odom of courseùto relieve the team of some salary." Wojnarowski mentioned that a potential deal would be similar to the one that the Lakers made last season, when they moved Vladimir Radmanovic for Adam Morrison and Shannon Brown. At the time of the trade, Radmanovic had two more full seasons on his current deal, while Morrison only had one and Brown had an expiring contract. While there were rumblings at the time tha ...
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