Lamar Odom Will Sign Four-Year Deal with Lakers

Timmy Edwards-FerrelCorrespondent IJuly 30, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 07:  Lamar Odom #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers answers questions during the post game news conference after defeating the Orlando Magic 101-96 in Game Two of the 2009 NBA Finals at Staples Center on June 7, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Jeff Golden/Getty Images)

Lamar Odom will sign a four year, $33 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, according to ESPN's J.A. Adande. Odom was being pursued by the Lakers and the Miami Heat.

Last year, Odom averaged 11.3 ppg, 8.2 rpg, and 2.6 apg as a valuable sixth man and occasional starter for the Lakers. He was one of the reasons the Lakers won the NBA Finals over the Orlando Magic, and will make them the favorites to repeat this year.

Odom was criticized at times for being too inconsistent and stirred up a minor controversy when he revealed his sweet tooth, but he was a highly-coveted free agent and the Lakers and their fans did not want to see him go.

Odom's career numbers are 15.1 ppg, 8.8 rpg, and 4.2 apg.