Lamar Odom Discussion: NOT Checked Into Rehab (p. 35)

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Postby Basketball Fan on Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:49 pm

http://beta.thescore.com/nba/news/433954

According to ESPN's Marc Stein, free-agent forward Lamar Odom has agreed to play the rest of the season in Spain.

The aforementioned Spanish club is Laboral Kutxa Vitoria (or Saski Baskonia), who, unlike the Los Angeles Clippers, is willing to take a chance on the embattled two-time NBA champion whose struggled with personal issues since the conclusion of the 2012-13 season.

He averaged four points and nearly six rebounds in 82 games in his reunion season with the Clippers last year.
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Re: Lamar Odom Discussion: NOT Checked Into Rehab (p. 35)

Postby bystander on Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:05 pm

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Re: Lamar Odom Discussion: NOT Checked Into Rehab (p. 35)

Postby Basketball Fan on Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:58 am

Take this with a grain of salt

http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2014/ ... sol-trade/

On The Rebound? Lamar Odom Pulling For Pau Gasol Trade In Hopes Of Getting Garbage Time Look With Lakers
Posted on Feb 20, 2014 @ 6:55AM | By Radar Staff

With the Los Angeles Lakers‘ season in the toilet, and valuable cog Pau Gasol heavily rumored to be traded, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively that Lamar Odom is hoping to take the forward’s place as a step toward revitalizing his stagnant career.

“Lamar is hoping that Pau Gasol because that would create an opening on the Lakers,” a source told Radar. “The team would need someone of Lamar’s height to replace Pau.”

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While the former Laker and Clipper has agreed to a pact with Spain’s Laboral Kutxa, the source said Odom, 34, “does have an out in his contract with the Spanish team he is playing for,” and “his agent has been in touch with the Lakers, letting the organization know he would be on the next plane back in order to join the team.”

Asked about his chances of being moved by Thursday’s NBA trading deadline, a weary Gasol shucked off the constant barrage of rumored trade destinations as fodder to “fill up a lot of pages and f**king airtime,” adding the chance of being dealt is “something that’s there, and there’s potential that it might happen.”


With the injured Kobe Bryant limited to just six games this season, the Lakers have limped to an awful 18-36 record.
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Re: Lamar Odom Discussion: NOT Checked Into Rehab (p. 35)

Postby halekulani on Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:08 pm

i hope he gets better
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Re: Lamar Odom Discussion: NOT Checked Into Rehab (p. 35)

Postby Rooscooter on Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:00 pm

Why come back? I hear the Crack is pretty good in Spain....

If your a fan of Odom you don't want anyone funding his habit... he need to hit the bottom to rise again. Addict 101
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Re: Lamar Odom Discussion: NOT Checked Into Rehab (p. 35)

Postby laakers on Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:47 am

Knicks sign Odom for remainder of season

NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Knicks have signed former NBA champion Lamar Odom, who was out of the league this season.
The move gives new president Phil Jackson an offseason to look at the versatile forward who thrived in his system. Odom helped the Los Angeles Lakers win NBA titles in 2009 and 2010, and was the Sixth Man of the Year in 2011, Jackson's final season as coach.
But Odom has never captured that success again. He last played in the NBA with the Clippers in 2012-13, averaging 4.0 points in about 20 minutes per game, and appeared in two games for a team in Spain this season.


http://www.nba.com/2014/news/04/16/knicks-sign-lamar-odom/index.html

Good for him I guess? Only thing that's weird is... The Knicks signed him the day of their last game, he was listed on the NBA.com roster, and got an Inactive. Only thing is, their season ended today. Weird? Maybe Phil was locking him up for next season.. Either way, best hopes to him.
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Re: Lamar Odom Discussion: NOT Checked Into Rehab (p. 35)

Postby gcclaker on Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:21 am

Wouldn't surprise me if Jackson makes a play for Gasol.
Nor can the Lakers get blamed for always making the right decisions over decades. At some point its not just luck or "gamble", its superior management and superior ownership.
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Re: Lamar Odom Discussion: NOT Checked Into Rehab (p. 35)

Postby therealdeal on Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:21 am

^ Me neither. Although I think the Lakers would rather keep Gasol if the cost is simply the mini-MLE. :man10: The Knicks will have a hard time getting to him.

As for Lamar I think this is about a) helping him get his life together and b) teaching the Knicks what to do in the Triangle/how to win. I wouldn't be surprised if Lamar spent the summer there but didn't make the team (or was just a minimum signing) next season.
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Re: Lamar Odom Discussion: NOT Checked Into Rehab (p. 35)

Postby Vasashi17 on Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:14 pm

Family looking out for family....take note Jimmy!

Happy for LO, but he's really got to prove himself. I got alot of confidence that Phil will bring NY back.
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Re: Lamar Odom Discussion: NOT Checked Into Rehab (p. 35)

Postby Rooscooter on Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:11 pm

^^The other way to look at that is that Phil is supporting Odom and his habit. Not really what should be done IMHO..... basketball aside. Trust me on this.... i've worked with a few addicts in my time.

As for NY coming back.... not with that roster. Carmelo and Stat are not Kobe and Shaq.....
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Re: Lamar Odom Discussion: NOT Checked Into Rehab (p. 35)

Postby Congo Cash on Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:43 am

This would be a nice move about 3 years ago...

Seriously, what's the point of this signing? JR Smith and Lamar Odom together is asking for a disaster...
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Re: Lamar Odom Discussion: NOT Checked Into Rehab (p. 35)

Postby Weezy on Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:56 pm

Great, all they need to do now is re-sign Ron Artest, sign Pau, sign and trade Melo for Kobe, and bring in Fisher as a player/assistant coach and they're set for a title run. :man11:
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Re: Lamar Odom Discussion: NOT Checked Into Rehab (p. 35)

Postby gcclaker on Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:57 pm

If Kerr won't take the coaching reins as rumored, Jackson can try to get Rambis. :man1:
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Re: Lamar Odom Discussion: NOT Checked Into Rehab (p. 35)

Postby John3:16 on Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:18 pm

I personally think Phil is doing this for Lamar the person moreso then Lamar the basketball player. Probably likes him a lot and wants to give him a chance. Then he can be the positive father figure Lamar desperately needs.

As for Lamar the basketball player... he's done.
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Re: Lamar Odom Discussion: NOT Checked Into Rehab (p. 35)

Postby Congo Cash on Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:29 pm

Weezy wrote:Great, all they need to do now is re-sign Ron Artest, sign Pau, sign and trade Melo for Kobe, and bring in Fisher as a player/assistant coach and they're set for a title run. :man11:

You forgot Luke Walton and Space Cadet... :man1:
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