Lamar Odom doesn't have to be in the news just for Kardashian-related reasons.
The power forward's career has declined rather precipitously ever since he left the Los Angeles Lakers, but he's now one of the more intriguing free agents left on the market. Odom may not be able to tip the balance in favor of any one team at this stage of his basketball life, but he'd certainly be a nice role player for a squad in need of some frontcourt depth.
Right now, five options stand out above the rest as potential landing spots for this particular free agent.
In each scenario, he'd be able to bring a new element to the frontcourt.
Odom has always been a point guard trapped in a forward's body, and as a result, he's one of the league's best big man dribblers. He isn't the typical power forward who enjoys banging around in the paint at the expense of all the other parts of his game.
There is still a place in this league for Odom, even though he's going to turn 34 during the early portion of the 2013-14 season and has seen his stats trending downward over the last few years.
A contender just has to give him a chance.
Which one will?