L.A. gets Mihm, Banks, Atkins in deal

Updated: August 8, 2004, 9:27 PM ET
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BOSTON -- The rebuilding Lakers, in need of a big man since trading Shaquille O'Neal to Miami, had to give up Gary Payton to get one.

Los Angeles resumed its makeover Friday by trading Payton and Rick Fox to the Boston Celtics for Chris Mihm, Chucky Atkins and Marcus Banks.

"We got a true backup center [Mihm] who can probably play a little bit of power forward, and we got much younger in the backcourt," Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said.

The Celtics also received ...

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