Tex Winter on Lamar Odom and the Lakers

ESPN: Tex Winter has always admired how Phil Jackson will keep his thoughts to himself. He takes counsel and advice from his assistants, but Jackson hardly ever lets them know what he’s thinking.

That trait has kept Winter busy searching Jackson’s demeanor for clues over their two decades of coaching together.

“Phil doesn’t let you know what he’s thinking,” Winter said. “That’s a good way for a head coach to go about his business.”

Having said that, Winter has better hunches about Jackson than almost anyone.

While the basketball world seems to be speculating on when and where the Los Angeles Lakers will trade forward Lamar Odom, the 86-year-old guru has another take on Jackson’s intentions.

Winter thinks Odom will once again wind up starting for the Lakers this season.

“Odom has looked a lot better recently,” Winter noted this week. “Thank goodness.

“He’s a player. It’s a shame when we don’t get anything out of him. It hurts our team. But I wouldn’t be surprised to see him back in the starting lineup.”

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  • Michael_23

    That’s good to know.

  • http://TheVerveNerve.com Billy Kupchak

    Odom will end up starting @ the 4 spot in most games, but figure to see Bynum & Gasol starting in games against front court powerhouse teams.

  • http://jamieinsider.celebuzz.com Jamie Spears Insider

    I see two possibilities:

    Gasol
    Odom
    Vlade
    Kobe
    Fisher

    Bynum
    Gasol
    Vlade
    Kobe
    Fisher

    This really depends if Bynum and Gasol can figure out how to get back on transition defense.

  • http://www.gojijuicegoodness.net Goji Juice Goodness

    That’s interesting. For lots of people, I think not talking about your thoughts is good…sometimes. ;)

    ~Goji

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