Monday, July 8th, 2013 at 9:30 am  |  14 responses

Los Angeles Lakers Reportedly Chasing Lamar Odom

After Dwight Howard’s devastating decision to leave them for the Houston Rockets, the Los Angeles Lakers have begun the painful process of assembling a roster for next season. They’re apparently looking to put the 2010 band back together, by reaching out to gauge Lamar Odom’s interest. Per the LA Times: “They are intrigued at the chance of getting Lamar Odom back, not just for name recognition but also because the Lakers need some players who would gladly take minimum salaries. Odom, 33, made $8.2 million last season but might have to take a pay cut to $1.4 million, the veteran’s minimum for a player of his experience. The Lakers could also sign him via their ‘mini’ midlevel exception of $3.2 million. Odom spent last season with the Clippers, averaging four points and 5.9 rebounds before becoming a free agent last week. The Clippers have turned their attention to veteran Antawn Jamison, whose signing would decrease their need for Odom’s services. Odom helped the Lakers earn two championships and won the NBA’s sixth man award. The Lakers currently have eight players under contract for a total of $77 million, including Metta World Peace, who they are leaning against waiving via the one-time amnesty provision. They don’t want to add any long-term contracts, knowing well their only player under contract for 2014-15 is Steve Nash.”

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  • Dfrance

    LO lost his mind when they traded him to the Rockets, and his game went with it. I just don’t see him ever returning to perennial 6th Man of the Year form. But if they can sign him for that vet minimum, its a great move for them.

  • Love The Game

    LO lost his mind when he did that perfume commercial lol. But yea, unless the Lakers jersey gives him special powers, I’ll say his days as a top 6th man are gone.

  • underdog

    It’s not a lost cause, if they manage to get him in shape.

  • spit hot fiyah


  • spit hot fiyah

    Lakers reportedly desperate

  • Dfrance

    Well it was Rockets first, then Stern vetoed. Then he lost his mind, and forced the trade to the Mavs.

  • Dula

    To the Hornets…

  • Dfrance

    Thats what I said! Gotta love that edit button. Lol. Thanks man.


    LAL just needs to stop.

  • spit hot fiyah

    it said rockets when i read it the first time

  • jmm

    Well at least he won’t be hard to catch.

  • Dfrance

    It said Rockets when I typed it the first time. lol

  • RunNGun

    He can be their new center. :)

  • LobCity

    Good luck with that. He got released from the mavericks midway through the season 2 seasons ago. Then he skipped the Olympics before last season to focus on getting in shape. He had all the time in the world to workout and focus on last season and he still showed up fat and slow. Took the whole season to get to the weight/shape he should have started the season at. Dude gave us 4 points a game. He’s done.