Mitch Kupchak said on Monday that the Lakers haven't given up their pursuit of Chris Paul or other blockbuster trades.

“We are pursuing big deals right now,” Kupchak said.

While Kupchak is moving forward under the expectation that Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum will remain with the Lakers for the entire season, no assurances can be made.

“There are no guarantees going forward,” Kupchak said.

Asked specifically about hope of getting Paul still with him not having moved to the Clippers or anywhere else, Kupchak answered: “There’s several big deals out there that we’re still pursuing.” He also said they weren’t limited to “the two” that people are thinking about, meaning Paul and Dwight Howard.