Right when I thought blogging would be pretty simple today, we get hit with a complex, monster-discussion. This is based off a huge draft day rumor going around. In the rumor, it breaks down the Lakers DEALING WITH MIAMI for the following:
- Trading: Lamar Odom & #58 pick
- Receiving: Haslem, Blount, #2 pick (Beasley)
How do you guys feel about this?
Does this really answer our problem at the SF position? While it seems attractive, there are pros and cons to such a move. Do you really trade Odom off for, essentially, Beasley? Does this help the Lakers more than it hurts them?
While it may appear like there can be a million questions asked, don’t forget this is just one of the many rumors floating around. However, there is a strong history there with Odom, Riley and the Heat, and no doubt this could be a move the Lakers could look at and or be interested in. Sound off.
Also, here is some footage of Michael Beasley:
The original rumor, as reported from ClubLakers…
ESPN radio reported that the Lakers and Heat are in talks that would trade Lamar Odom and the #58 pick to Miami. In exchange the Heat would trade to the Lakers Mark Blount, Udonis Haslem and Miami’s coveted #2 pick in the draft. Rumor has it Riley is trying to clear cap space as much as he can, and wants Odom back in the fold.