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Bill Plaschke: Lakers make a late-summer splash by setting themselves up to add another superstar

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles sports landscape was decorated last weekend by the emergence of sports stars young and old, from the cool JT Daniels to the charmed Matt Kemp.

Yet, admit it, many of you were focused on a guy who was never really here, and now is gone for good.

Hey, wait, look, the Lakers got rid of Luol Deng!

In news that broke Saturday smack in the middle of a Dodgers pennant race and college football openers, the Lakers and Deng had reached agreement on the buyout of a contract that had been clinging painfully to their necks

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