It’s a known fact that the Suns are interested in Lamar Odom, as are the Spurs. The question is this, would you perform a S&T with Odom to receive Amare in return? As Eric Pincus explains, it would be the option… but would you do it?

Pincus’ Twitter: To follow up on th LAT Lamar thing – say Phx did really want him and would pay near $10 mil per – if you’re Mitch do you offer S&T? The part about phx making cap room? that would take major doing – nearly impossible – but S&T certainly an option if LA is willing.

Personally, I would NOT do it. I think Lamar Odom and Trevor Ariza coming back is better for us than geting STAT. Additionally, I have my concerns about his health issues. Don’t get me wrong, it’s definitely something to ponder. But my questions to you, The Lakers Nation, are these — would you personally consider a S&T and do you think the Lakers should do it?

  • RJ

    Nope Lakers are keeping lamar we dont need amare

  • FLUKE

    I would love Amare but the team chemistry is going too good to just stop it now. Don’t fix it if it ain’t broke

  • Kdvenus

    Definately not. Amare is a great offensive player don’t get me wrong, but he has proven time and time again that he is a below average defensive player for his size. Not only that, he had so much trouble dealing with small changes in Arizona last year, looked absolutely lost at times, how is he gonna cope with learning pj’s magic triangle???

    Bad trade. Bad bad trade. Do everything to keep lodom, t. Ariza and brown.

  • kennny

    There is a thing called too much talent and with lamar willing to come off the bench and the way he can control a game without scoring is perfect for us. We dont need another potential 20-10 guy

  • lilkobe24_game_is_more_like_lilcobykarl11

    Sign and trade and then trade AGAIN! Get Amar’e and then dump him to Houston so that we’d be able to pick up ARTEST and BATTIER! I love what LO’s done for us this year, but if there’s an opportunity to pick up 2 more defensive minded guys and especially 1 who can board, shoot the mid range, the 3 ball, get under opposing players’ skin, and create his own shots… how can you pass on that?

  • http://www.utcpla24.mylakersnation.com Margo

    In a sign and trade..no cause the move is a slim downgrade for us simply because of lamar’s ballhandling skills, and Amare would need to stretch his game to the 3pt line. Plus Lamar knows the triangle and Kobe is happy! Let’s not mess that up!

  • http://twitter.com/nba_rumors_news John

    Defense won that championship for the Lakers, why replace one of your best most versatile defenders for someone who is one of the most notoriously bad defensive players. Lakers have enough guys who can score, hell Pau already does not get enough touches, so adding Amare adds nothing to offense but takes away from defense. Its clearly a NO from me

  • ricky

    Definitely not! Amare is a good player, don’t get me wrong, but he has underperformed considerably as a defensive player. Lamar can be inconsistent at times but what he brings to the table in terms of versatility, rebounding, scoring, mismatch problems, ball-handling, and passing are just too good to trade away. He is also a good defender at times because of his length and timely blocked shots, you can’t just trade him away, especially after delivering such a fantastic playoff run and bringing home a championship. It’s a no for me! Lamar stays put and so do Trevor and Shannon!

  • L.G.Fuad411

    i totally would do it. although we won the chip, we could have done it in much easier fashion. amare is a beast, i don’t care what anyone says. odom was never a first team all nba player. i take stat. if odom walks however, i can see us signing marion.

  • http://www.whoisepik.com Mr.E

    Don’t do it Lamar’s a team guy-Amare’s all about himself why do you think Phoenix is looking to get rid of him

  • kobe8

    Lamar better rebounder, better defender, better 3 point shooter and can make his own shot.

    SO HELL NO.

  • 242LakerFan

    Yo, Fuad, we could have won it easier with a guy who plays no D to speak of and whose ego may not have allowed him to accept coming off the bench?
    Don’t fall in love with flashy offense and overlook the fact that Odom’s D was as big a part of this championship run as anything he did offensively.
    LWO-Stand Up!

  • BringDFishBack

    Why yes why don’t we take a team that just one the championship and trade a key player for another big star. What the heck is wrong with you guys. It’s never going to happen. If it aint broke not fix it.

  • rzebro

    At first a thiught that’s a hard one… but second thought came to me like a Kobe dunking on Dwight. LAMAR! Let’s se the disadavateges:

    Lamar:
    -his expencive… and that should be all :)

    Amarie:
    -injuries
    -injuries
    -INJURIES!
    -no 3 point shot
    -lack of passing ability
    -to get him we have to get rid of spiritual lider of ours and the guy who NEVER, i repeat NEVER let his tteam down! jsut look at him, when Ariza put “flagrant” on Fernandez! two guys where just about to start a brawl with Ariza…. WHEN LAMAR came in! MAAAN! That’s REAL teammate! He could care less of ejection for the next game, he won’t let nobody fight his teammate 2 on 1. AS LONG AS ODOM IS IN A HOUSE THAT IS NOT AN OPTION!
    -injuries

    Much love for D-Bricks and G-Small.

    LWO STAND UP!

    rzebro

  • http://myspace.com/3wyshes 3 wyshes

    if this was 2 summer ago while Kobe was going nuts and wanted out YES. But this is 09 and we have the spaniard and we have no need for him. SO NO

  • Al The Laker fan you should meet

    Nah I’m good on Amare. I have reasons why Amare doesn’t display a winning attitude but they all are centered around his game he doesnt want to get better he hasn’t put on any wait or worked on any defensive aspects of his game. He should be a double digit rebounder bur doesn’t excel at that either. Chemistry is the KEY for winning championships

  • what will be

    Isn’t Amare a PF/C… The Lakers have Pau, and Bynum, already?

  • tj

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    Pal, I would trade Odom straight up for Battier…Did you see the D he played on Kobe in the playoffs… a perfect role player in the triangle is he…

  • LakersFirst

    I don’t even think getting Amare is realistic for the following reasons:

    1. Amare plays the PF/C position. We already have a starting PF and starting C, both who get paid really high. It doesn’t make sense for the Lakers to get another expensive player (Amare is set to make $16M next year and almost $18M the following year) who is going to come off the bench.

    2. If the Lakers were to S&T for Amare, the Lakers payroll next year shoots up to $92M and in 10/11 the payroll would be $85. That’s a huge payroll increase that gives the Laker organization very little financial flexibility.

    I’m not Mitch Kupchak, I just don’t see any realistic way of getting Amare.

  • Diggah_dalakerfan

    No way i would do it……..i think the team chemisrty is perfect as it is already….the old addge is “Dance wit who brung ya”

  • PurpsNGold

    Uhhhh.. Pretty stupid if u ask me.. LO is a point forward.. At 6’10″ with his talent and atheleticism.. hard to come by..

  • what will be

    I hope Kobe is talking to Ron Artest right now…Artest would have Kobe’s back 100%…I don’t want to see Artest with Shaq and LJ…http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news;_ylt=Aj2J3MRbSrdULMXcLaoedVi8vLYF?slug=ap-rockets-artest&prov=ap&type=lgns

  • taylor

    Absolutley a deal. Amare is a proven allstar. Even if Amare doesnt play well in LA he has so much more trade potential then Lamar. Amare is only 26 to Lamar who is almost 30. Think about having Amare or Bynum coming off the bench. Wow. It wouldnt even be fair. Amare is a much better long term deal. L.O. has only got a few good years left.

  • spongebob

    when amare comes to LA kurt rambis will make him a great defensive player, probably the best defensive player in the league guarding powr forwards, no one at 6-10 is more athletic or as strong as amare, amare will be the new kareem with the goggles

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=525479878 Geloman

    Would Amare be willing to come off the bench? Probably not. Would he be capable of taking his game out to the perimeter and take people off the dribble or drop a 3? I don’t think so. Can he run the offense as a point forward could? No way. Can he produce like an all-star off the bench. I think not. Can he mesh well with the team and be self-less. Probably not. I guess the answer would be:

    HELL NO!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=525479878 Geloman

    Amare also had microfracture surgery on his knee, so who knows how long that will hold up in the long term. If it goes out, there goes him and his trade potential.

    Lamar has accepted his role and has found a way to flourish in it. I doubt Amare can do the same knowing how selfish he can be.

  • Purple and Godl for Life

    I have said this before. If anyone has read the book,7 Seconds or Less like I have I would Say HELL NO! to this trade. This guy is the ultimate ME player. Both he and Marion are the biggest whiners and complainers and that is why the Suns are trying to trade him. This guy has amazing talent but their is no way that he could handle the scrutiny and the challenge of coming off the bench if he needed to. His ego is too large for that. Just picture of the type of person that we migh all work with that the moment something goes wrong he would run be an HR case.

  • RonLakers85

    NO!NO!NO!NO!NO! Look, LO can do more things on the court than Amare! I’ve never seen Amare bring the ball down court and set up the offense, post up, hit the 3, get out in transition, offensive rebound, defensive rebound, mid range jump shot, be a starter or come off the bench when needed, defend the guard, the forward or center at one time or another during a game and consistently throughout the season. LO is a team player that makes him more valuable than Amare. LO has a ring!!!

  • Taylor

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    He doesnt need to do those. We have many more players for those things. Lamar is old.If we can get a player who is as good as or even better than Pau, it is much better in trade value down the road. If the Lakers resign Lamar I am predicting a Sasha like season out of Lamar next year.


    This is what Amare can do the best player in our time.

  • Taylor

    I just saw that Lamar was making as much as LeBron did last year. A little overpaid huh.

  • PETERGAZER

    IT WOULD DEPEND ON WHAT ELSE WE WOULD GET! LAMAR IS MUCH MORE VERSATILE THEN IS AMARE! LAMAR CAN PLAY ANY POSITION IN ALMOST ANY SITUATION WHEN HE IS NEEDED! HE MAY NOT BE GREAT IN EVERY POSITION BUT HE FILLS A VOID DUE TO INJURIES ETC…