Marc Stein: It’s a good shout. I wouldn’t say “pave the way” because I’ve believed that’s a trade L.A. even before the Lakers were eliminated. But Stan to the Pacers would certainly put a strong Odom advocate in the Indy organization. Odom’s success in the post playing for SVG (Stan Van Gundy) was indeed his best NBA run.
Marc Stein: I just have a feeling that Jermaine and Kobe end up together. Both players want it and history says that the Lakers always get saved by a mega trade like this.