Lakers Looking for Lamar’s Return

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HOOPSWORLD: When the Los Angeles Lakers host the Minnesota Timberwolves Friday night, Lamar Odom is expected to make his debut after sitting out the first four games of the season.

Without him the Lakers have played relatively well. They challenged (and lost) to a talented Houston Rockets club in LA. On back-to-back nights they were impressive, beating the Suns in Phoenix and the Utah Jazz at STAPLES Center.

Just when critics started to take them seriously, they lost a home game to the red-hot New Orleans Hornets.

That leaves the Lakers at 2-2 overall but just 1-2 at home.

The 0-3 Timberwolves are the ideal opponent for LA to work their second-best player back into the rotation. Sidelined after shoulder surgery, Odom is one of the most versatile forwards in the league.

They’ll certainly need Odom on the brief visit to Texas next week playing the San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets on back-to-back nights.

Coach Phil Jackson has remained coy about exactly who Odom will bump to the bench.

When Odom first joined the Lakers he played power forward under Rudy Tomjanovich and Frank Hamblen. The next summer LA traded for Kwame Brown with the notion Odom would play small forward, Brown the four and Chris Mihm starting at center.

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  • MILO

    Good! now we get to see if LO is gona be as aggresive as he was last season in the playoffs???

  • gugy

    I hope Odom will have a great season and stay healthy. He will be the key for the Lakers success this season.

  • David

    Lets give some love to L.O. He is the key to our season and I do believe he will play great this year.

  • Marshall

    And the best part about having Lamar back, is that he hasn’t stabbed his teamates and fans in the back like his famous two guard friend….How refreshing to have a star on the team who actually wants to be here…

  • LakersFirst (Change) (Close)

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    Marshall – I have to agree. LAKERSFIRST!!!

  • Fan of the Mamba

    Welcome Back LO!

    Let’s go!!

  • DCLaker

    Well I see it like this, with the team we had after LO & Walton went down to injuries you would be looking for some to stab too.

  • PHANTOM

    we’ll find out tonight if we keep him or trade him!!!

  • fatty

    “we’ll find out tonight if we keep him or trade him!!!”

    Keep LO !! Keep LO !! Keep LO !!

    Say no to drugs and Phantom! lol

  • Marshall

    DCLaker said
    Well I see it like this, with the team we had after LO & Walton went down to injuries you would be looking for some to stab too.

    Maybe…..but not in the back…..