Mitch Kupchak talks about Lakers’ thinking around trade deadline

Lakers GM Mitch Kuphak joined the show to talk about the trade deadline and more.

Kupchak talked about how trading Derek Fisher to Houston. “That’s an emotional thing to get over,” Kupchack said. “I can’t tell you how grateful for what he’s done over the years.”

Kupchack said that he didn’t get to tell Fisher face to face because it was in the news before he got off the phone with the NBA offices. He said he doesn’t get to tell guys they’re traded face to face any more.

Dan asked Kupchak how close the Lakers got to trading Pau Gasol. He said not close last week, but … “about three months ago, really close.”

Dan asked Kupchak who is better — Dwight Howard or Andrew Bynum. “They’re different players,” Kupchak said. Kupchak said they both have different strengths.

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