Interesting news on what the LO to Lakers holdup could be.
O.C. Register: The sides still are talking, but there continue to be several stumbling blocks in the Lamar Odom negotiations, according to a well-placed source.
The Lakers had offered three years for $30 million or four years for $36 million, with conditions on the fourth year, and pulled the offer last week after learning Odom was talking to Miami.
Owner Jerry Buss is concerned about taking on more luxury tax; the Lakers already have allocated $83.8 million for 12 players. The Lakers paid $7.2 million in luxury tax on a $78.8 million payroll last season, which ultimately resulted in a championship.