It's official. The Lakers did not make any trades before today's noon deadline.
They did not deal Dwight Howard or injured forward Pau Gasol, keeping their roster exactly the same.
The Lakers were adamant they would not deal Howard, who could become a free agent in July.
"Regarding Dwight, it took a while for the league to understand our position was exactly what we stated it would be. But I think they finally got it," Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said Thursday.