O.C. Register: How far is far apart?
Lamar Odom is believed to be seeking at least a $10 million contract from the Lakers. The Lakers aren’t willing to part with that kind of dough because of salary cap and luxury tax issues. The deal the Lakers were reportedly offering was for around $7 million.
But the sides might not be as far apart as that. Ronnie Lester, assistant GM, told me Saturday he heard the Lakers are now offering “a little north of $8 million.” He also said he expects a deal early next week.
And Ramona Shelburne from Inside the Lakers had this say on her Twitter account…
Source from Odom’s camp said deal not complete, but expected to get done next week sometime.
Things are “looking better,” Odom source said.