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#1 Louizzle

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Posted October 14, 2008 - 03:19 PM

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Odom Wants to Retire with the Lakers


If Lamar Odom has his way, he'll finish his career in purple and gold.

The veteran forward knows the Lakers may not be able to offer market value when his contract expires after the season, but on Monday he said he hopes to sign a long-term deal with LA next summer, perhaps even if it means turning down a more lucrative offer elsewhere.

"If I could finish here, I would," Odom said. "It's funny because "Rich Soil" is one of the names of my companies. LA is definitely rich soil, the Lakers are definitely rich soil, and I'm one of the branches."

Finding money to re-sign Odom could be challenging for the Lakers, who may have to empty their pockets to keep two of their other stars. Kobe Bryant could opt out of his contract at the end of the season and seek more money, while Andrew Bynum will become a restricted free agent unless the Lakers offer him a massive raise this month, expected to be worth at least $80 million over five years.

Odom will make $11.4 million this season, third most on the team behind Bryant and Pau Gasol. Asked if he would accept less to re-sign, Odom paused and then said, "Possibly, but I also have to make a wise business decision."

Odom already has made one concession that other players might not have made in a contract year, saying Sunday that he'll accept coming off the bench after originally bristling at the notion.

"I do love it here," said Odom, who averaged 14.2 points and a career-high 10.6 rebounds last season, helping propel the Lakers to the Western Conference title and a berth in the NBA Finals.

"I'm a loyal guy. People show me love, so I can't help but to show them love. When I go out in LA, I get receptions just from being around so long, going through good times and bad times. I think people respect that."


Maybe if he actually took a lot less money to play for the Lakers he'd receive less criticism.

Edited by KuYa JL, October 14, 2008 - 03:20 PM.


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Posted October 14, 2008 - 05:18 PM

I really hope he takes less money. I'd like him to retire here too but not if it comes with a huge price tag.

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Posted October 14, 2008 - 05:45 PM

if he, kobe, and andrew took less money for the benefit of the team that would make us legit for about 8 years LOL

LO - 8 mill per
Kobe - 17 mill per
Bynum - 12 mill per
pau - 14 mill

that 51 mill with 4 players even with the paycuts lol
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Posted October 14, 2008 - 05:49 PM

It would be a big sacrifice but it would be great for his reputation and the organization

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Posted October 14, 2008 - 06:09 PM

Taking a paycut? Maybe...but would that still put the Lakers WAYYYYY over the lux tax?


According to emplay's article, if he doesn't take less than 8.5-9.5 mil, he'd cost about the same as if we traded him this year for a much better fit in Hinrich...


Is he worth it??? Even at basement-bargain prices? That remains to be seen.


Truth is, few teams in the league have 2 premier POST players and the TOP player in the game in the starting lineup. That SHOULD be enough to carry the Lakers to the Championship and secure Parades in Southern Cal for the next 3 years...

Would a 4th big money player add enough to make his presence cost effective? Maybe...depending on the player and if he PERFECTLY filled a role.

I'm hard pressed to define a role LO fits into PERFECTLY...and let me save you guys some typing: Manu, he is NOT.

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Posted October 14, 2008 - 06:16 PM

OMG... taking a cut to stay with this team? wow.. doesnt that show how much passion he has for this team.. r u guys seriously questioning if he's worth it?? omg... wowowow.

i gotta stop reading these lamar threads.. they just piss me off even more..
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Posted October 14, 2008 - 06:20 PM

OMG... taking a cut to stay with this team? wow.. doesnt that show how much passion he has for this team.. r u guys seriously questioning if he's worth it?? omg... wowowow.

i gotta stop reading these lamar threads.. they just piss me off even more..


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Posted October 14, 2008 - 08:06 PM

That would be tight if he did. But I won't be disappointed if he doesn't. :machine:

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Posted October 14, 2008 - 08:09 PM

Decaf...NOW.

We get it. You hate Odom.

Aside from the ignorant hate, Odom for 8 million a year is a HUGE bargain. Him as a super bench player would make our team really strong.

Edited by lakerfool, October 14, 2008 - 08:10 PM.

Gooden>> Lamar Odom. Mo Williams>> Ray Allen>> Gasol. Nene= Gasol.

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Posted October 14, 2008 - 08:09 PM

if he was making 8 million a year instead of 14 he would be less criticized
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Posted October 14, 2008 - 08:12 PM

We get it. You hate Odom.

Aside from the ignorant hate, Odom for 8 million a year is a HUGE bargain. Him as a super bench player would make our team really strong.



Me telling a guy to calm down means I hate LO?

Nice leap.

LO's not a SUPER Bench-type player. He's a starter who is well suited for up and down basketball. If they abandon the triangle on the 2nd unit, maybe he plays well. If they run the triangle, not a chance in heck.

I don't hate LO. I don't see LO as a good fit for this offense or this team. Never has been. Sorry I was right.

Edited by GCMD, October 14, 2008 - 08:16 PM.


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Posted October 14, 2008 - 08:17 PM

MLE

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Posted October 14, 2008 - 08:22 PM

MLE

LMAO!

Are you serious? You want a good PF who averages 14 and 10 to accept the MLE. :lol:

Luke, Vlad, Sasha, and Fisher make around the MLE. Odom is not going to accept the MLE when he can get $10M per season in free agency. This is his last big contract and he's not going to accept the MLE when Pat Riley can give him over $10M in the summer.

Game, you do hate Odom. :lol:

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Posted October 14, 2008 - 08:25 PM

Well, you guys can't count on this. Take Bynum for example, he said himself that he wanted to play for the Lakers regardless of money then next thing you know his agent expects a max contract extension from the Lakers.

Actions speak more then words.

Edited by KuYa JL, October 14, 2008 - 08:28 PM.


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Posted October 14, 2008 - 08:44 PM

LMAO!

Are you serious? You want a good PF who averages 14 and 10 to accept the MLE. :lol:

Luke, Vlad, Sasha, and Fisher make around the MLE. Odom is not going to accept the MLE when he can get $10M per season in free agency. This is his last big contract and he's not going to accept the MLE when Pat Riley can give him over $10M in the summer.

Game, you do hate Odom. :lol:



He's not playing PF...Pau is. He won't avg 14/10 this year or any other year that Pau and Bynum are both healthy...not gonna happen.

MLE is far too little...


He's not going to get 10mil+ from the Lakers...seriously doubt it....


(For the last time) I do NOT hate Lamar Odom. Hate that he's on this team and that he makes AllStar money? Yes. Hate that he has never played up to his potential? Yes. Hate that you guys make so many excuses for him? Yes.


Hate Lamar Odom? No...I really couldn't care less about Lamar, past his play on the court.


There is only 1 person I can remember hating over the last 10 years...and he was a mod on CL...

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Posted October 14, 2008 - 08:47 PM

He's not playing PF...Pau is. He won't avg 14/10 this year or any other year that Pau and Bynum are both healthy...not gonna happen.

MLE is far too little...


He's not going to get 10mil+ from the Lakers...seriously doubt it....


(For the last time) I do NOT hate Lamar Odom. Hate that he's on this team and that he makes AllStar money? Yes. Hate that he has never played up to his potential? Yes. Hate that you guys make so many excuses for him? Yes.


Hate Lamar Odom? No...I really couldn't care less about Lamar, past his play on the court.


There is only 1 person I can remember hating over the last 10 years...and he was a mod on CL...


But he could play PF for other teams and easily average 15/10 with whatever other team he might be on.

& MLE is probably a joke to him, but I don't expect the Lakers to resign him for over $10 mil per season considering their position being under the luxury tax.

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Posted October 14, 2008 - 08:49 PM

Odom is gone in the offseason, no space for him. sorry LO.

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Posted October 14, 2008 - 08:55 PM

He's not playing PF...Pau is. He won't avg 14/10 this year or any other year that Pau and Bynum are both healthy...not gonna happen.

He's not going to start at PF, but he's still going to play PF and SF. Odom can easily average 15 and 10 with another team. He might start at PF if GaSoft or Bynum get injured during the season.

Why do people always bring up Odom's salary when they talk about him? I don't see people talking about Luke's contract, Vlad's contract, ect...

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Posted October 14, 2008 - 09:15 PM

He's not going to start at PF, but he's still going to play PF and SF. Odom can easily average 15 and 10 with another team. He might start at PF if GaSoft or Bynum get injured during the season.

Why do people always bring up Odom's salary when they talk about him? I don't see people talking about Luke's contract, Vlad's contract, ect...

There is no space for him in the future, so what if he could average 15 and 10, we could find someone else who could do the same job. We have a bunch of SF's. We have Gasol and Bynum, we don't need Lamar's inconsistency in our team anymore. He could play his [expletive] of this season Mitch is not going to keep him. Ariza could probably do a better job than Odom.

Edited by Brand New, October 14, 2008 - 09:16 PM.


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Posted October 14, 2008 - 09:18 PM

Nissan, you're smoking if you don't think Laker fans mention Puke and Vlad's contract when talking ish.
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