L.A. Times: For the third consecutive game, Lamar Odom was underwhelming.
The two points and two rebounds Odom delivered Friday night against Minnesota came on the heels of two points and 13 rebounds against Memphis and four points and six rebounds against Phoenix. He missed 11 of 15 shots in the three games.
Lakers Coach Phil Jackson had a succinct answer when asked whether he was concerned about Odom’s decline: “Yes.”
Jackson noticed Odom changed his free-throw approach against Minnesota, and that led to a conversation, with Jackson saying Odom may have “got up on the wrong side of the bed or something happened to him.
“We know he can have little sessions of doubt or doldrums or whatever. He’ll get it back.”
Odom tinkered with his free-throw shooting, saying he tried to “baby the basketball a little bit,” which caused him to miss all four attempts.