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#1 Guest_Nissan_*

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Posted September 03, 2008 - 12:57 AM

It turns out that there was a justifiable reason why Odom’s numbers dipped. By the time the Western Conference finals rolled around, he was suffering badly from tendinitis in both of his knees.

Odom’s condition in his right knee became so bad that he seriously considered having arthroscopic surgery this summer.


However, he opted for an extended rest and the pain dissipated. His knees improved to the point where Odom was able to spend a portion of August working out in Las Vegas with a number of other NBA players, including newly-signed Clippers guard Baron Davis and NBA finals MVP Paul Pierce of the Boston Celtics.


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Posted September 03, 2008 - 04:18 AM

Well that explains it. He should've just had a rest, and then played when they really neededed him.
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Posted September 03, 2008 - 04:57 AM

Interesting, I respect him a whole lot more now, although he's played through pain a lot. I guess that would explain his Finals performance.

We just need to get healthy, that's all I ask for.

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Posted September 03, 2008 - 06:32 AM

At least he didn't put on some acting job like Paul Pierce.
"You have to understand, I love L.A., I love being our ambassador, I love bringing people together," he said. "It's funny, but I guess it still feels like I'm playing point guard, but in a different way, doing stuff more meaningful than winning."

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Posted September 03, 2008 - 06:51 AM

working out in Las Vegas with a number of other NBA players, including newly-signed Clippers guard Baron Davis and NBA finals MVP Paul Pierce of the Boston Celtics.


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Posted September 03, 2008 - 07:04 AM

That does explain a lot. I thought his play had dipped as the playoffs went on and now I know why. Most players are playing hurt that deep into the playoffs but there was an obvious dip in Lamar's play. He was fantastic early on.

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Posted September 03, 2008 - 07:18 AM

this explains a lot. he still played decent, but imagine how he could have played...

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Posted September 03, 2008 - 08:47 AM

And he still played solid defense, and helped initiate the offense. He may not be worth 13 million, but he's an excellent ball player.
Gooden>> Lamar Odom. Mo Williams>> Ray Allen>> Gasol. Nene= Gasol.

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Posted September 03, 2008 - 09:04 AM

N who not?

Ankles Pau...
Fingers Kobe...
Scratch brains Luke...

We became the Mutant Action Team... <_<

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Posted September 03, 2008 - 09:09 AM

N who not?

Ankles Pau...
Fingers Kobe...
Scratch brains Luke...

We became the Mutant Action Team... <_<

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That is reserved for Paul la zorra pierce.
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Posted September 03, 2008 - 09:12 AM

Lamar has always played through pain. So I'm not too surprised. It's one of his stronger points.

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Posted September 03, 2008 - 09:18 AM

That is reserved for Paul la zorra pierce.


No, my friend... observe the machinegun detail!!! <_<

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Posted September 03, 2008 - 09:23 AM

No, my friend... observe the machinegun detail!!! ;)


Es cierto, mi amigo watson. :lol: <_<
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Posted September 03, 2008 - 09:35 AM

Es cierto, mi amigo watson. :lol: <_<


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Posted September 03, 2008 - 09:54 AM

oh wow that explains it

so i guess trade him?

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Posted September 03, 2008 - 09:55 AM

oh wow that explains it

so i guess trade him?


Nooo, we better keep him <_<
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Posted September 03, 2008 - 09:58 AM

Nooo, we better keep him <_<



lol he's injury prone man

I commend him for playing through pain but it wasn't too bad otherwise it would be noticeable...we would've seen him limping.

He hasn't put together back to back healthy years since his first two years in the league...his overall game has regressed slowly every year he has become a laker so i don't know, whats the point of keeping him

and wtf is he doing chillin with Pee Pee?

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Posted September 03, 2008 - 10:07 AM

I say we should offer Odom to the Magic for Turkoglu and filler. Turkoglu has developed into a clutch shooter, and is near 40% from the 3 point line. His defense is decent, and he's a very good passer as well.

This may not be the most equal of trades, but considering we need a pure SF, I would love Turkoglu on this team.


17.5 pts, 6.5 reb, 5.5 assists during the playoffs. During the season 19 pts, 5.7 reb, 5 assists, 40% from 3s

We get a marksman. Orlando gets a real PF so they can move shard back to SF.
Gooden>> Lamar Odom. Mo Williams>> Ray Allen>> Gasol. Nene= Gasol.

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Posted September 03, 2008 - 10:14 AM

Too many excuses, for everything. His shoulders, his legs, his mind isn't in the right place, he's depressed because of all the things that have happened to him, etc. I'm starting to think Lamar is still here as a sympathy note to his career, nothing more.

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Posted September 03, 2008 - 10:38 AM

Too many excuses, for everything. His shoulders, his legs, his mind isn't in the right place, he's depressed because of all the things that have happened to him, etc. I'm starting to think Lamar is still here as a sympathy note to his career, nothing more.



I don't think its an excuse...i mean if it were he would be letting us know at the end of every loss why he sucked.

More than that, he's been here for what 3-4 years now? we know what we're gonna get from him and we know he's injury prone and yet we still have him on the team. Thats what bugging me.

Can't blame the guy for being depressed once in a while when thoughts about his son, comes up ya know

but i've been getting the feeling since the beginning of last year that Lamar's playing in "retirment mode"...i have a strong feeling this year could quite possibly be his last year in the NBA.

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