Odom had a fantastic interview with Hoopsworld. He goes on to talk about staying in L.A. for less money and discusses trade rumors. Very great piece for Odom fans!
Hoopsworld: Los Angeles Lakers’ forward Lamar Odom is frequently the subject of trade rumors, the general belief being that at some point the mercurial big man will find some semblance of consistency in his game.
Around the league, he has value because of his tremendous versatility – there is no other 6-10 player in the league that can handle the ball or pass as well as Odom can – but the nagging issues with his motivation and production remain.
Still, there are teams out there that could use Odom’s ability to grab rebounds and push the ball up the court. Or, if nothing else, they could use his $14.1-million expiring salary to free up cap space to use in free agency during the summer.
Now in his tenth season in the league, Odom told HOOPSWORLD that the rumors and speculation are not something that bothers him. “It’s part of it, it’s part of the business of the game,” he commented. “It doesn’t bother me at all.”