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Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

They were so confident in their ability to land a first-round pick for Williams, they offered that pick in discussions for DeMarcus Cousins

ESPN Stats and Information  

The Lakers outscored opponents by 27 points when Lou Williams played and were outscored by 391 when he was on the bench.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rockets informed Corey Brewer he was traded to the Lakers following Tuesday's practice. "Yeah, I was surprised," Brewer said to ESPN. "I wasn't expecting to be moved. Teams are trying to makes moves at the deadline. (Houston) wanted another scorer and they made the trade. I respect their decision." Brewer's shot just wasn't consistent with the Rockets. He was averaging a career-low 4.2 points per game and despite shooting 50 percent from the field the past seven games, he shot just 28.9 percent in the previous 10 games. "If I was making shots, I would probably still be here, you never know," Brewer said. "I love Houston I don't want to leave but I have no choice. I hope my shots starts falling with the Lakers."

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

On why he changed his number to #0, new Pels center DeMarcus Cousins told The Undefeated via text: "New life..." Cousins wore #15 with the Kings.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose was reminded on Tuesday that he's talked about how much he loves playing in NY: "It doesn't matter if you're on the trading block," Rose said. "I love it (here). But it's not up to me. It's up to the front office. I don't have a problem with the coaching staff. I don't have a problem with my teammates."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose on the possibility of being traded: "You never know what's going to happen. You've got to be a professional about it. Whatever it is, I'll be prepared."

Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

There's been questions around the league of who to call with the Lakers in advance of Thursday's trade deadline. It's unequivocally Magic

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Don't anticipate Manu Ginobili missing an extended amount of time with that ankle injury. In fact I'm hearing he'll be ready when the Spurs get back into the mix.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Newly acquired Rockets guard Lou Williams will be paid $7 million this season and $7 million next year as part of a three-year $21 million deal he signed in July 2015. Corey Brewer, who also signed a three-year contract in July 2015, will earn $7.6 million each of the next two seasons with the Lakers. Brewer signed a three-year contract worth $23.4 million.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

The Houston Rockets traded veteran forward Corey Brewer and their 2017 first-round pick to the Los Angeles Lakers for veteran guard Lou Williams on Tuesday night according to multiple sources. Williams brings additional scoring to the Rockets bench, something GM Daryl Morey said he was hoping to accomplish by the trade deadline, which is Thursday. Williams, combined with reserve guard Eric Gordon, have scored 1,835 points.

Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA

Footnote that probably won't be important: no protections on the Rockets pick heading to Lakers, source says.