Ding said that the Lakers never got an explanation from the league as to why they forbid the deal. And they were not given any advice on how to salvage the deal. Ding said that Lakers GM Mitch Kupchack was mystified and upset.
Ding said that the Lakers still hope they can trade Andrew Bynum for Dwight Howard at some point.
Ding explained that the Rockets were after Pau Gasol in part because his efficiency numbers are so good and they look closely at those kind of stats.
Ding said that Lamar Odom has had abandonment issues in the past and he may not be able to easily recover from this. But Ding said that Odom has learned a lot from being around his wife Khloe Kardashian about hard work, believe it or not.