Thank you once again Bill Simmons:
Okay, here's the tweak:
We get to keep Banks. We get to keep the No. 2. They throw in more cash.
What do they get? Jumaine Jones.
I'm not making this up.
Repeat: We get to keep Banks.
So the revised deal looks like this: Payton, Fox and a No. 1 for Mihm, Jones and Atkins.
That's how scared the Lakers were about getting stuck with a pissed-off GP.
Danny is officially a genius.
PS: I can't tell you who the Token White Guy is yet... I will say that his name was floated on this board in the past 8 hours.
So much for the slow news day! I love it. Hope Banks isn't bitter about being dealt, but I love getting him back.