4 Reasons Los Angeles Lakers Must Bring Back Lamar Odom

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4 Reasons Los Angeles Lakers Must Bring Back Lamar Odom
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Last year, Lamar Odom averaged 14.4 points, 8.6 rebounds and three assists per game while shooting 53 percent from the field with the Los Angeles Lakers.

This year, Odom's averaging 6.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game while shooting 35.3 percent with the Dallas Mavericks.

It doesn't take the keenest NBA analyst to realize that Lamar Odom is a much better fit with the Lakers.

For the sake of Odom, a return to the Lakers is what his career desperately needs. It's just not working with the Mavericks. It hasn't all year and we're now into April.

A return to the Lake Show would not only benefit Odom, but would also greatly spark the Lakers. Their current roster is growing more and more limited, and they need a veteran presence to create more versatility and depth.

Odom could provide this and more. He's likely going to be a free agent in 2012, as he possesses a team option with the Mavs for around $8 million. It's highly unlikely Dallas accepts this option after Odom's poor play this season.

Therefore, the Lakers would be wise to scoop him up. Here are four reason why the Lakers must bring back L.O. come the summer.

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