Will Lamar Odom reunite with the Lakers?

Lamar OdomOver the last week it has been reported that former Lakers’ sixth-man of the year, Lamar Odom wants to come back to Los Angeles.

And apparently the feeling is mutual. Head Coach Mike Brown and Kobe Bryant have both expressed interest in Odom’s return. All is well in Laker Land.

Well, maybe not…There are only two ways for Odom to get back into the purple and gold.

1. The Dallas Mavericks have to trade him to the Lakers as Odom is still under contract with the Mavs.

They can trade him or buy out his contract and make him a free agent. Read more here…

Lamar Odom should come back to the Lakers

Lamar Odom is looking for a new job as the Dallas Mavericks decided to give up on him and most of the sports writers are writing off his career. I’m not one of those writers. I think there is only one place for him to go to revive his career and that is with the Los Angeles Lakers. Lamar belongs with the Lakers. It’s the only team he feels comfortable with and it was the team that he played the best for. After all, he was instrumental in the Lakers’ back-to-back championships. He was even named the Sixth Man of the Year last season and remains the most versatile player in the league. Name me one other player that can play all five positions. I’ll wait…Read more here…

What becomes of Sixth Men of the Year?

James HardenWikipedia definition of the NBA’s Sixth Man is…The National Basketball Association’s Sixth Man of the Year Award is an annual National Basketball Association(NBA) award given since the 1982–83 NBA season to the league’s most valuable player for his team coming off the bench as a substitute (or sixth man). This year has not been decided yet, but i’m pretty sure that most are thinking that it will be Oklahoma City’s James Harden. With impressive numbers 31.4 mpg, 16.8 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 3.7 apg, 1.0 spg, he has made a huge impact for his team off the bench. Not only with the numbers but his emotional leadership to create a spark for the Thunder, has them in talks for the NBA title. Even though this is a great award to get, lets take a look at the past 10 players that the NBA crowned with the 6th Man award and see what they did after in their career. Where they able to become effective starters? Read more here…

Lamar Odom leaves Dallas sporting a Lakers Championship shirt

Lamar Odom Later Dallas

Lamar Odom, the former sixth man of the year of the Los Angeles Lakers may have been sending a message to the Dallas Mavericks and owner Mark Cuban. While leaving Dallas Odom posed in his Lakers championship shirt.

Odom is still technically on the roster but will no longer play the rest of the season after a disagreement with Mark Cuban and a problematic year that has led to his worst statistical year of his career.

The former Los Angeles Lakers sixth man of the year is passionate, dedicated and a hard worker. His struggles this year could be more  mind over matter than deteriorating skills.

After the reality set in that Odom was to be traded by the Los Angeles Lakers to the New Orleans Hornets he felt disrespected.

“It wasn’t about going to New Orleans. It was just about how they did it,” Odom said. “I felt a little disrespected. After being here for so long and going through so many things, I felt like they could have just told me and I probably would have accepted it. If someone is telling you that you can’t be here or there’s no more room for you, you got to understand that. I think because it’s just how they did it is the reason why I took it so personal.”

Many fans want to see Odom back with the Lakers but while Odom travels back to L.A. it seems the Clippers could be the better choice.

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Lamar Odom: Time for him to hang it up?

Lamar Odom

Lamar OdomThe Dallas Mavericks have reached an agreement to part ways with Lamar Odom, but will not release his rights.

The Mavs will place Odom on the inactive list for the remainder of the season.

“Lammy” as those who watch Khloe and Lamar would refer to him as, needs the remainder of the season to clear his head after career-low numbers after leaving the Los Angeles Lakers.

There is no reason to not like Lamar Odom, no matter the team you root for. Sure he may be involved with the Kardashian’s but let’s not hold that against him.

The former Los Angeles Lakers sixth man of the year is passionate, dedicated and a hard worker. His struggles this year could be more  mind over matter than deteriorating skills.

After the reality set in that Odom was to be traded by the Los Angeles Lakers to the New Orleans Hornets he felt disrespected.

“It wasn’t about going to New Orleans. It was just about how they did it,” Odom said. “I felt a little disrespected. After being here for so long and going through so many things, I felt like they could have just told me and I probably would have accepted it. If someone is telling you that you can’t be here or there’s no more room for you, you got to understand that. I think because it’s just how they did it is the reason why I took it so personal.”

It’s obvious now  that the Lakers are much worse without Odom.

His first season in Dallas didn’t go as planed either.

The 32 year-old Odom was well below his career averages in nearly every statistic before being placed inactive.

As a sixth man for the Lakers he averaged 32 minutes per game and this season he is only on the court 21 minutes a game.

The 13-year veteran contemplated retirement after the proposed trade and it’s obvious his heart and soul, what got him here in the first place, is no longer on the court.

  PPG   RPG   APG   FG %   
Career 14.4 8.8 3.9 46.7
2011-2012 7.7 4.5 1.7 35.7