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#1 mikedeezy2k8

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 11:12 AM

We better not trade him, DONT do it mitch.

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 11:16 AM

Odom is not going to be traded this off season. The Lakers won't make any big changes.

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 11:19 AM

Why not if we can get a SF that makes an impact.
... Like Ron Artest?

Defense anyone?

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 11:20 AM

I'd definately move him for Luol Deng...that'd be a dream come true!
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#5 mikedeezy2k8

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 11:22 AM

Why not if we can get a SF that makes an impact.
... Like Ron Artest?

Defense anyone?


Lamar brings too much to this team to not see how lamar, pau, and bynum work out. Getting artest is a gamble that i bet the front office isnt willing to take. but its a different ball game with luol deng, id entertain that.

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 11:23 AM

check da sig. faM



trade HIM!!


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Posted July 24, 2008 - 11:26 AM

I like Lamar,he is a good player,but he is too inconsistent,we need a tougher SF,who can shoot better than him,and play defense!

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 11:27 AM

TRADE HIM WITH LLLLLLLUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 11:28 AM

I like Lamar,he is a good player,but he is too inconsistent,we need a tougher SF,who can shoot better than him,and play defense!

That's the problem...he's gunna need to his those shots, and last year, he wasn't a very reliable shooter...

However, if he could make the defense respect his shot and make use of his size in the post, he could definately be huge for us; the problem is, he hasn't done it yet, so why should he now at 28?
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Posted July 24, 2008 - 11:29 AM

I love Lamar Odom as far as potential goes, but he just can't seem to bring it every game. I mean, One game he can go for 18 and 14, while the next game he goes for 8 and 12? A little inconsistent if you ask me...

There are some things to consider when thinking about the 08-09 season that should be obvious to everyone given that Lamar has been with the Lakers for a few seasons...

1) He'll be at the SF position where a perimeter game is emphasized as opposed to playing in the paint congested 4 position. With Odom's shaky perimeter game and inconsistent jumper, he's not a great fit at the 3 spot.

2) His rebounding, his greatest strength, will probably not be as effective as it was in seasons past because he won't be as close to the rim any longer. Next season, he'll be guarding people like Melo, LeBron, Pierce etc. who all play the SF position and could beat him off the dribble or spot up and beat him. They aren't the slow 4's he's used to playing against.

3) Will he be able to "bring it" on offense or defense with regards to the other 3's he'll be going up against next season. I mean, it'll be hard enough having to guard the aforementioned players, and I really don't think he could beat them off the dribble. His jumper is so inconsistent that it can hardly be considered a weapon in his arsenal.

Thus, I think that the Lakers should focus their attention elsewhere to a SF who can really play the position and not be an awkward fit like Lamar will be next season. Luol Deng or Ron Artest...? Both have decent perimeter games and can play defense against other SF's in the league. Do it Mitch.

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 11:30 AM



With artest we winning a title fa shooooooo!


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Posted July 24, 2008 - 11:32 AM

That's the problem...he's gunna need to his those shots, and last year, he wasn't a very reliable shooter...

However, if he could make the defense respect his shot and make use of his size in the post, he could definately be huge for us; the problem is, he hasn't done it yet, so why should he now at 28?


you see, its not like lamar is gonna stay nailed to the three point line like sasha, lamar can play from anywhere on the court, artest gets his points off a lot of shots, and luol deng isnt a three point shooter either, lamar can hit the three ball, so id at lest wait a season, we have a large window of oppurtunity.

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 11:33 AM

you see, its not like lamar is gonna stay nailed to the three point line like sasha, lamar can play from anywhere on the court, artest gets his points off a lot of shots, and luol deng isnt a three point shooter either, lamar can hit the three ball, so id at lest wait a season, we have a large window of oppurtunity.



I agree
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Posted July 24, 2008 - 11:34 AM

Lamar needs a better jumpshot and perimeter defense. With Drew and Pau in the lanes playing with a post up type game, Lamar's game might make their offense stagnant. LO's man might just sag off of him to clog the lanes and bother the post. We need a shooter who can also D up like crazy... that should open things up for Pau, Drew, and Kobe.
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Posted July 24, 2008 - 11:38 AM

Also Lamar can work on his jumpshot, you cant teach ron artest to do any of the other things lamar brings, His so called jumpshot "deficiency" can be remedied easily. lamar is a good person on and off the court, ron artest is jsut too much of a gamble. I was all for ron opting out and signing with the lakers, but as you see hes not too bright lol.

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 11:42 AM

it will not happen...

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 11:43 AM

Also Lamar can work on his jumpshot, you cant teach ron artest to do any of the other things lamar brings, His so called jumpshot "deficiency" can be remedied easily. lamar is a good person on and off the court, ron artest is jsut too much of a gamble. I was all for ron opting out and signing with the lakers, but as you see hes not too bright lol.



Lamar has had 9 years in the league to remedy his jumpshot deficiency. At 28, it's a bit late to start thinking about improving his game.

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 11:45 AM

Lamar has had 9 years in the league to remedy his jumpshot deficiency. At 28, it's a bit late to start thinking about improving his game.


hows it too late? anyone can improve their shot, start shooting a bunch of shots a day. he doesnt even need that much improvement anyways, hes not a one dimensional player

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 11:48 AM

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 11:49 AM

If you guys watch Lakers, Odom has never been a post up player, he's more of a slasher if anything. And now with Pau, Kobe, and Bynum Odom will have an easier time, getting easier open cuts and easier layup/dunk oppurtunities, and don't sleep on his jumper I think he can hit at least 38% from 3.

With the Big 3and Kobe, i can see us scoring everytime. Offensive boards, wow, the ball will fall near one of those 7 footers hands. We'll get every rebound, offense and defense.

Also with Odom, we have the flexibility of putting him at the 3,4 or even 5, heck, even 1 or 2 if we want. He is very versatile, and if someone gets injured he can easily fit any spot.

Some of yall act like he's never played 3 before. He's played 3 his career almost as much as hes played 4. He'll do fine as our 3, guys.




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