Report: Lakers, Timberwolves Discussed Lamar Odom Trade

If it seems like Minnesota is involved in virtually every trade rumor this summer, well, that’s because they are. The latest has Lamar Odom’s name attached to it. From the LA Times: “The Lakers tried to move up in Thursday’s NBA draft by offering forward Lamar Odom to Minnesota for the Timberwolves’ No. 2 overall pick, but Minnesota turned them down, according to two NBA officials who were not authorized to speak publicly about the trade talks. The Lakers wanted to use the No. 2 pick to select Arizona’s forward Derrick Williams, the officials said. However, Minnesota didn’t want Odom, the NBA’s sixth man of the year last season, because the Timberwolves have Kevin Love at power forward and see him as part of the franchise’s cornerstone.”