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Lamar Odom has practically been nonexistent in the NBA since he was traded from the Los Angeles Lakers to the Dallas Mavericks in 2011. In two seasons with the Mavs and Los Angeles Clippers, the 33-year-old averaged only 5.3 points and 5.1 rebounds while playing roughly 20 minutes per game. Despite the drop in production, the Lakers may be interested in bringing him back.
Ramona Shelburne of ESPNLosAngeles.com reported on Saturday that the Lakers have reached out to Odom, though the interest level on either side is unclear at this point. While LA is in need of size with Dwight Howard announcing his decision to sign with the Rockets on Friday, you have to wonder how much Odom would be able to contribute at this stage in his career.
The prospect of Odom returning to the Lakers is intriguing in that many feel he could have continued to play at a high level if he was never traded to Dallas. Odom nearly came to tears when discussing the trade in 2011, and the Mavs ended up paying him to not be on their roster in 2012. Did Lamar love being a Laker so much that he could revert to his 2010-2011 form, when he averaged 14.4 points and 8.7 rebounds per game?
That’s a possibility, but it’s also important to remember that Mike D’Antoni is still the coach of the Lakers. Last season, D’Antoni struggled to find ways to properly use his bigs. Most people believe that is one of the reasons Howard decided to leave. Not only that, but Odom was said to be devastated when Phil Jackson — who he looked up to as a father — retired from the Lakers.
All in all, a reunion just doesn’t seem logical.
Word going around the internet is that the Lakers have reached out to Lamar Odom. Odom, who played with the Lakers from 2004-’11 before being traded to the Mavericks, would probably welcome a return back to his former team.
Chances are that it won’t cost the Lakers much to sign Odom, but if this is it for the Lakers it’s been a bit of a letdown off-season, after losing free...
Might as well hit up Bynum and try to recreate 2010.
I assume if Odom wanted to come back, it wouldn’t cost the Lakers much, but if this is their biggest move of the off-season that has to be a bit depressing for Lakers Fans.
Lakers have reached out to Lamar Odom, but it been hard to determine how high interest level is on either side thus far.
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne...
Phil Jackson tried to make sense of Dwight Howard's decision to sign with Houston, and he called him an "Astro" in the process.
Now that Kobe and Dwight Howard are no longer teammates, the Mamba took some time to explain why he unfollowed Howard.
So Phil Jackson isn't the best at tweeting. That has been established.
But Sunday, Jackson address Dwight Howard committing to the Rockets and leaving the Lakers for the first time on his Twitter.
What DH brings to the game is power and D. This past year didnt show due it to rehab and confusion. If he is better of anAstro, so be it. Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) July 7, 2013...
The Los Angeles Lakers will waive Metta World Peace via the amnesty provision, Kevin Ding of the Orange County Register reports. According to Ding, the move will happen “barring some late change.” Ding also says the move will save the Lakers $30 million. World Peace, then known as Ron Artest, signed a five-year, $32.5 million [...]
Kobe Bryant has not been with the Twitter Universe for long, but in the time that he has been tweeting he has grown quite the following (over 3 million). It's understandable too. When you are the best at what you do people are going to what a piece of you even if it is just clinging to your every word on social media.
That much was proven...
Looks like the Lakers have their backup plan, now that Dwight Howard is Houston bound.
Free agent center Chris Kaman and the Lakers have agreed to a one-year deal, according to a report by ESPN.com on Monday.
Kaman was the sixth pick in the 2003 draft and played his first eight NBA seasons with the Clippers. Since then, he's spent a year in New Orleans, where he was dealt as...
If the Lakers would have hired Phil Jackson as their head coach, Dwight Howard would still be in LA, but they didn’t and he is gone.
Phillip chimed in on the situation with some smooth slander of Dwight Howard.
What DH brings to the game is power and D. This past year didn’t show due it to rehab and confusion. If he is better of an
Astro, so be it.
— Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11...
Surprisingly, the jovial Ice Cube, star of such hit films and TV shows as Are We There Yet? and ‘Are We There Yet?’, had some mean things to say about new Houston Rocket Dwight Howard. They are of the *********** and “Dwight Coward” variety. Viewer discretion advised, but not really, because f**k Dwight Howard. (video h/t to Bob’s Blitz, photo below via Getty Image)-...
Thanks to the fine folks over at TMZ, we might have gotten to see the moment that Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace signed with the Houston Rockets.
Check it out in the below video:
Metta World Peace — Wait, Dwight Howard’s Going to Houston???
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Metta learns of D-12 signing with Rockets [TMZ]
Dwight Howard announced he is signing with the Houston Rockets on Friday. Within minutes of his official decision, you would think anyone who has anything to do with the NBA would have known about it. Either Metta World Peace is just messing with people again, or it took him more than a day to hear the news. [...]
The Clippers have added yet another guard to their backcourt rotation.
USA Today is reporting that the Clippers have agreed to a two-year deal with Darren Collison.
He averaged 12 points and 5.1 assists per game with the Dallas Mavericks last season, and will try to find some room in a backcourt that includes Chris Paul, J.J. Redick and Jamaal Crawford.