Kupchak says no truth to Odom trade rumor

Odom wants to be here and Kupchak doesn’t want to trade him. I like it a lot…

fallDaily News: There was a report from Sacramento earlier this week that the Kings would be willing to trade center Brad Miller to the Lakers for Lamar Odom. The story, as reported in the Sacramento Bee, made sense on two counts.

First, the Lakers would get a backup center in case Andrew Bynum can’t come back from a torn knee ligament this season. Second, the Kings would take on Odom’s expiring contract, which would help in their rebuilding efforts for 2009-10.

But Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak quashed the story. Kupchak said the Lakers would press ahead with the players already on their roster and hope Bynum returns sooner rather than later.

Odom has played for the Clippers, Miami Heat and the Lakers, and he hopes to stick with the Lakers. He said he hopes Kupchak doesn’t deal him to the Kings or any other team in the NBA before the Feb. 19 trade deadline.

“I hope not,” Odom said when asked before Thursday’s game against Boston about the possibility of a trade. “I want to be a Laker for the rest of my life. I’m a rock star. I can’t help it. Some people want me to go, some people want me to stay.

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  • Smush Walton

    Everyone universally knows how “versatile” Lamar is. We would definitely require much more for him than Brad Miller.

    How about Luke and/or Vlad for Brad Miller – or any other decent player for that matter? Mihm would be available for that sort of transaction as well and, unfortunately, the “Machine” is fast approaching that status.

  • gj

    40-9 <—If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it. Bynum will back before the finals so lets not panic, we’re a damn good team right now and will be for the finals with the players we have.

    Glad that LO is here to stay. That’s my dude.

  • http://www.keyshop.org Makaveli3

    I love Odom, I have so much respect to me. I hate how people hate on Odom and asking to trade him. He is a great player, i’m glad they squashed the whole trading odom thing.

  • KING-BQ1981

    LO = LAKER 4 LIFE!!!!

  • http://lakersground.net Lakers4Life

    GOOD TO HEAR LO IS STAYING!

  • sketch

    WTF MITCH! You friggin dumb ass! Don’t deny that $hit, embrace it! I’m sure that that’s the kick in the ass that got LO off of his ass and played like how we’ve been wanting him to play! We all know what LO can do when he’s up to it, but it’s getting him to get up to it that’s the problem! He’s just not showing up on a consistent basis. And if that keeps happening, then how can we win?

    So, I say keep the rumors floating and then this way homie da clown will feel the fire and get up for the games. He played an awesome game last night! He started off from the get go with aggression and we need that from him every night! so, let’s not deny the rumors and just perpetuate it and have him become the superstar that we know that he should be!

    GO LAKERS!!!!!!!

  • Smush Walton

    Maybe at halftime someone told him if he didn’t wake up he was on his way out. Whatever they did they lit a fire under his butt and they need to keep doing it.

  • Odom the worst player

    Boy do I wish this guy was gone.

  • Smush Walton

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    What do you mean? You can’t be serious!
    The one-armed marvel is so versatile.
    He demonstrates such fundamentals the way he screens out on the boards and goes up with both hands to grab those rebounds. And when he starts his dribbling exhibition and then fires up 3′s!

    I have to admit his charge fouls are down lately. Maybe there is a glimmer of hope. But he always seems to squash that. He’s had so many shining career moments in the last 4+ years!

  • irrelevancytendecy

    Trade Odom………… NOT!

    Realistic deal: odom stays
    Pipe Dreaming: Amare for Odom (PHX wants to build around NASH)

  • portman

    some of you wanted him gone. now that he won us a celtic game, YAY ODOM! if he screws up the next game, TRADE HIM!

    be real fellas.

    PS.
    no trade even for amare! ESPECIALLY amare! i don’t want a sun on my team.

  • what will be

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    If you’re asking me would I trade Odom for Artest, yes I would…

    saying that there are only a few other players I would consider, for him when he plays right, and he has been so far this season…

  • julius tiamson

    i dont want Odom to be traded because he’s a big part of the championship of the lakers…. NO more trade Paging MR. MITCH KUPTCHAK….. Stick to your team

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  • stan

    trade artest, fisher and walton