Report Claims Lamar Odom Is Expected To Stay a Laker

bob bobAnalyst IJuly 22, 2009

Lakers-Examiner~y2009m7d21-Things-looking-up-for-Lamar-Odom-and-the-Lakers">Great news on Lamar Odom's return to the Los Angeles Lakers!

I was informed of this great news by Brian Kamenetzky, a writer for the Los Angeles Times Lakers blog, when I read his article involving Odom.

It states no one expects Odom to leave the Lakers.

Who would?

The Lakers' offer for Odom is the best one he is getting so far. With the possibility of winning another ring, who would turn the Lakers' offer down?

This is very promising news for Laker fans all around the world.

Odom is one of the most versatile players in the league. He uses his "wiry" build to grab rebounds. His ball handling is above average compared to other big men in the league, and he can just flat-out score from behind the arc, from mid-range, or in the post.

When performing well, he is a high-energy player. Odom's emphatic slams can get the crowd in an uproar.

Plus, last season he averaged 11.3 points and 8.2 rebounds per game while coming off the bench. Odom was the Lakers' much-needed sixth man.

When the Lakers needed him most, Odom was there, waiting patiently.

For instance, when Andrew Bynum went down with an injury last season, the Lakers needed someone to assume the starting role. Lamar Odom was there to save the day.

He set aside his ego last season for the good of the team. Doing that, he helped quench the team's seven-year championship drought.

Now, I can only hope there are no more twists and turns involving Odom's future as being part of the Los Angeles Lakers.

I'm crossing my fingers on this one.

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