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Lamar Odom's name had been mentioned in so many trade rumors during the offseason that you have to wonder if Odom wouldn't have been better served just throwing away all his Lakers jerseys and getting it over with.
First came a rumored trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves for their No. 2 pick in the draft. Then there was a rumored deal that would send him in a package for Golden State Warriors guard Monta Ellis.
The third and most discussed was a swap involving Odom and Philadelphia 76ers Andre Iguodala, but that one faded away as well.
Needless to say, despite being one of the best bench players in the past few years, it seems the Lakers are eager to swap Odom away in an attempt to get younger.
If your own team doesn't want you anymore, it's hard for a player to really be appreciated for his talent. Odom would be an excellent veteran wherever he goes and hopefully, for his sake, that deal would come quickly following the end of the lockout.