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Report: Frustrated Lakers pull offer to Odom

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Report: Frustrated Lakers pull offer to Odom

looks like odom wont be back either.


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good news

good news

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link it seems to good to be
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This is big news

Without Odom, the Lakers go from favorites for the title to possibly behind Boston, San Antonio, Cleveland, Orlando, and Denver. Those five teams all got better this offseason (or at least tried to), and if LA loses Lamar, they'll be worse despite the Artest-Ariza upgrade. I think we'll be getting a lot more of this story. Only a contending team would want a veteran like Odom and those teams don't really have much money now. I personally think the Lakers will up their offer a little to keep him, but since the Mavs won't be getting Gortat, that's a team that makes sense to me.

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good

good

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4 years 36mil or 3 year

4 years 36mil or 3 year 30mil were already good numbers. can't believe odom passed up on them. now he'll have to beg the lakers to get that much money or he'll have to settle for the mid-level with some other contender.

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Agree with rvirsal

Those are actually great numbers salary wise for a guy like Odom. I honestly think 8 million is fair for Odom. To me 9 million a year is a compromise, so it seems crazy he wouldn't take it. That's a lot of money for a guy that will at times be the 3rd, 4th and possibly the 5th option some nights if Bynum gets it together. He does a lot, but he is horribly inconsistent and he would still be making a lot of money. That's really fair considering that he's getting paid more than Artest. To me it comes down to either wanting to win or get paid. If you can do both, then great, but he was in a great position to try to win another title.

This tends to happen to teams that win championships though. It's hard to keep everyone together because it raises everyone's value. Just like when the Celtics lost Posey. I hate to tell anyone to take less money, but I honestly thought Kobe should have opted out and immediately signed for slightly less money to help with the signings. I think the guys for the Celtics would have done so to win a championship. A lot of the Spurs take less money to stay with that team in order to be in the race to win a championship every year.

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Other than Oklahoma I THINK,

Other than Oklahoma I THINK, there are no other teams that can offer him the contract he's looking for. I just don't understand why his camp is playing hard ball. 8-9 million a year for 3-4 years is a great offer. Hopefully, he comes to his senses and they get this taken care of. He's a perfect fit for the Lakers.

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He will sign with the

He will sign with the Lakers...no other team is going to offer him more money. Odoms' agent is just trying to play hard to get.

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I wonder how Josh feels

I wonder how Josh feels about this...

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Josh better be worried

Josh better be worried because if Odom leaves.... it looks like a Spurs vs. Magic finals for sure.

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Odom to Miami? If he wants

Odom to Miami?

If he wants money, OKC, Minnesota and Sacramento are your best bet..

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odom

The Heat are likely going to negotiate with him to at least prove they are trying to sign some talent for Wade, but ultimately he will probably end up in a Lakers Jersey. I jus can't see another team offering him more mone than the Lakers and more of a chance to contend.

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Odom will not come back to

Odom will not come back to miami

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Hubie

The Lakers can/would win the championship without Odom.

Dhamp...Wow, I really am on Hubie Brown's level.

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The Lakers can/would win the

The Lakers can/would win the championship without Odom.

No they cannot

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