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Mitch Kupchak: 'Unacceptable' for Lakers to simply dump salary
Mitch Kupchak: 'Unacceptable' for Lakers to simply dump salary

The NBA trade deadline came and went on Thursday. The Lakers made a little splash on Wednesday night, trading point guard Steve Blake to the Golden State Warriors for young guards Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks. "As a person, as a player, we loved him," said Mitch Kupchak of Blake in a press conference on Thursday.  "But our shortage of point guards about a month or so ago led us to Kendall Marshall."  The Lakers started the season with three point guards but when they all went down simultaneously with injury, Kupchak signed Marshall. Once the point guard corps started rounding into shape, the glut at the position became problematic. "It really got to the point where we needed to...