UPDATE: Hoopsworld’s Eric Pincus chimes in about this “rumor”…

Pincus: “One of the other HW writers had a thing on an Odom rumor for Mike Miller/Jason Collins – I wanted to shut that puppy down.  It’s not that LA doesn’t like Mike Miller – it’s just that the timing isn’t right for something like that.”

In his new article, he explains…

Hoopsworld: Odom is a valuable trade asset with his expiring contract along with his ability to play five positions.  The last thing the Lakers are going to do is rush to cash that chip in – considering they are among the favorites to get to the NBA Finals.

The original story can be found here.

  • b0it0i23

    not gonna happen anytime soon

    IF it were to happen, it would be near the trade deadline

  • lakrfan4life

    wo! i object? idk, maybe?

  • http://twitter.com/andrewho andrewho

    boo!

  • Lakers 24 7

    Jason Collin had surgery on his elbow recently…

  • K0be08-09

    what

    MABE…………………………………. i dont know about this but if it comes around think about it

  • lakerschamps09

    no give em radman or luke…i wanna keep LO

  • http://www.ballerblogger.com Brandon Hoffman

    I really like Mike Miller’s game. He would provide outside shooting as well as sound defense, but he’s not good enough to justify losing Odom.

  • Mitch4Pres

    i dont think this is even a real rumor i think they were just discussing hypothetical trades in a chat or something

  • http://thelakersnation.com/blog/ topher96
  • roscoe

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    not for the twolves..

  • http://ld2k.com LD2k

    I don’t see why the Wolves would do this other than cap space…

  • yellowpurplefever

    I am gonna say a Maybe… Yes on this. Mike Miller will open the game wide open for the Lakers. He shoots lights out, guarantee!! We have a bunch of SF including Ariza, Powell, Vlady, Fluke and drafts. What I will miss is LO rebounding but, Powell will take some of the slacks. Also Mike is an Olympian right? Its nice to have 2 “MACHINES” just in case one is down or broken. “its all about the hair, dude” say the Machine.

  • LAKERNATION

    Man I don’t know, mike miller could knock it down about 90% of the time, and collins hmm……. not to familiar with his game. ODOM man most of you guys don’t like him but he helps us out so much that you all don’t even know. For example, cleaning up the glass, an easy to down low, just all around greatness, he can do it all. And plus I like our 3 tours, 7′, 7′, 6’10, PAU, DREW, ODOM. So I wouldn’t pull the trigger on this one.

  • http://thelakersnation.com kb24 4life

    noo… not sure
    i dont want to give up LO.. first i want to see the LO/PG/AB combination before we make a trade…
    plus, if that experiment doesnt work, i think we can get a lot more for LO..

  • BruinLaker

    gotta see how the team does as is now before any trade is done

  • RAZOR RAMON

    I say we trade LO for Ron Artest

  • http://ld2k.com LD2k

    By the way – NO WAY Lakers do this.

    Odom/Gasol/Bynum is going to be horrific for the league…

  • Shaq786

    i would add in mihm, and farmar….for Kevin love…..

    lamar, farmar, mihm…. for kevin love, mike miller, and jason collins….

    sign Shaun Livingston …. we are locked for the future…. with, shaun, yue, ariza, sasha, bynum, love, coby

    D-Fish/Shaun/Yue
    Kobe/Sasha/Coby
    MIke/Ariza/Walton
    Gasol/Love/Powell
    Bynum/Collins/DJ

  • Alex

    only if mike miller cut his hair..then i could consider it

  • mikedeezy2k8

    why would we do this trade now WHEN MEMPHIS OFFERED US LAST YEAR ODOM FOR WARRICK ND MILLER. warrick is a way better than collins, not happening. do you really think mitch wont test out odom bynum and pau? if worst comes to worst and we have to trade odom (which we wont) we can do it after we test them out first. i doubt we trade odom hes too valuable for us.

  • e

    i really wouldnt mind this trade..afterall the 3 spot is not known to grab rebounds, esp in this system..dont get me wrong, i love odom but i growing really skeptical of him playing at the 3..mike miller works in this system bcuz he’s a shooter but he also plays defense and its that defense that neither odom or radman can offer..i say not a bad deal

  • mr.laker19

    Agree with Mike deezy, totally disagree with Shaq 786. I dont know, I do like Mike Miller, Collins is just a big body to fill in. But Odom does SO much. He rebounds, passes, scores (well… mailnly when he uses his left hand. Im not ready to let him go yet, lets see our main lineup stay how it is for now and sign Livingston and see what he got

  • http://lker.com KEEP_LO

    KEEP LO>>>TRADE FLUKE WALTON N VLAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Chris

    Give them Vlad Rad or Luke Walton. We can use LO’s expering contract for much better players than Miller and Collins.

  • nonono

    We have the biggest front court right now…lets at least test it out before making any decisions!

  • Chris

    Give them Vlad Rad or Luke Walton. We can use LO’s expiring contract for much better players than Miller and Collins.

  • lakaluva

    I would do this trade in a heartbeat. Miller is a better player than LO and we would get a bonafide backup center. LO plays with no heart and cant hit a jump shot to save his life. Enough with all this give LO another chance shyt… ship his azz out!!!

  • Lakers 24 7

    Mehhhh. I don’t know. I never really digged Millers game. We have a front court that no team can match….so thats a good thing. We’re stacked at the SF spot, and getting Mike Miller will add on to it, and thats a bad thing. Keep LO, not worth it. LO’s talent is one of a kind. We got Ariza at the SF spot and he is a better defender.

  • Reginald Pouncy

    I don’t think it’s gonna happen!!!!!!

  • Sako

    look at the source

  • e

    http://www.nba.com/playerfile/mike_miller/

    mike miller is a shooter..what we need in the triangle offense..

    we tried that with vlad rad and the organization missed and got an apathetic martian..mike miller would fulfill that spot we wanted

  • aggressive expansion

    the lakers have enough big bodies, all you really need is pau and bynum give us a shooting threat out there, someone who can spread the offense, in comes miller, you got a pg in whoever, cut and slash mamba, shooting machine in miller, score and get rebounds, block,defend,rebound,dunking machine in bynum. odom would just clog up the middle and messed up our rhythm and flow, there would be more of well round team with miller in the starting line up. think about a starting five w/ LO would give you no real outside shooting cause i can trust LO to hit a shot longer than i can throw him. mike miller would make the starting five deadly. and you gotta respect his shot.

  • devan

    awful. lamar odom is a gem. if the lakers want to trade him. get what we deserve back.

    goddamn. no more whiteys on the lakers

  • Michael_23

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    Agreed, give em time to gel in the beginning of the season. LO, Kobe, Pau, Bynum

    I would give away Vlad Rad, but Vlad is gonna have more open looks than ever.

    But D. Fish and The Machine was a better shooter than Vlad Rad last season. So Vlad Rad’s time with the Lakers is becoming slim.

  • e

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    couldnt agree with u more

  • pio2u

    NO THANK YOU!

  • gmikan99

    No way this is going to happen, period.

    Mike Miller just duplicates Sasha Vujacic and they gave him a new contract. Plus, the Lakers need to see if the Odom/Bynum/Gasol front court works out.

    I truly believe that this season will be known for Lamar Odom playing the way the Lakers need him to. If it doesn’t work out, then lets talk trading him.

    I predict by the end of the season after the Lakers win the NBA Championship that all of those that wanted Odom traded will be saying the Lakers should re-sign him for whatever amount.

  • Lakers 24 7

    Vujacic is our shooter, he’s gonna be an assassin next season. I wouldn’t trade LO for Miller though. If it was Vlad, Luke, Mihm…then yea.

  • Paul

    Not Odom. Maybe Luke/Vlad.

    C’mon man, LO is one of the most versatile players in the game. We’re lucky to have him. He just needs to own at SF or as the 6th man(which I hope he will be since he sucks my EEEP at shooting)

  • Byntastic

    I say keep LO.

    We even haven’t tested yet the Gasol/Bynum/Odom combo.
    Trade Luke and Rad instead of LO for Miller please.

  • http://TheVerveNerve.com Billy Kupchak

    [Comment ID #50536 Will Be Quoted Here]

    yeah, i cut my hair & now i’m TOTALLY bankin’! :cool:

  • http://www.myspace.com/fabezee fabz24lakers

    DAMN…

  • xtro

    Do it!!!

  • sK

    i think seeing odom, bynum and gasol is worth looking at before anything. Its only fair for us to see it once since we only dreamt last year on what that would like.

    by the way, did you hear bynum put on 10 lbs. of muscle…

    two words: oooo weeee

  • lakerfan81

    Miller is not a good defender (I’d put him at the same level as Radman so I don’t know where the author gets the idea that he is a better defender than Randman). I think its a stupid idea. Try Odom out at the 3. Its worth a try. He will most likely split time between playing the 3 and playing the back up 4 anyways. Odom is too versatile (since he can play both the 3 and the 4) to let go right now. Especially for Miller (who is just a slightly more reliable version of Radman).

  • gugy

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    Agreed, add to the mix Mihn too.

    Odom should be traded only for a high caliber player.

    I guess at this point, let’s just sit and play. Maybe LO will finally find himself with Bynum and Gasol on the line up. If he still a pot head and lost out there, then just get rid of him possible in February or next season.

  • E-ROC

    If the T’Wolves add Brewer to the deal, I’d do it. I think that group would be good value for Odom. Otherwise, I don’t know if I would do that deal. I just don’t think Mike Miller and Collins is the proper value for Odom. Warrick and Miller would have been good value for Odom.

  • DCLAKER

    WHO IN THE HEL…WHA…MOTHERF…BLACKSOMMAB…and they say my trade rumors are crazy,right!

    Jason Collins is HORRIBLE,PLUS,why not trade Vlad for Miller and Tyrus Thomas…ahhhhh,I feel better.

    LAKERNATION ONLY GIVES UP LO FOR SHAWN “THE MATRIX” MARION OR RICHARD “RJ” JEFFERSON,CASE CLOSED!!!

    NO MORE CRAZY TRADE RUMORS UNLESS IT IS BY ME,YES ME..ME..ME..ME (Your F@@@@in’ crazy,dude…CAN I GET HELL YEAH)!

    This should happen to anyone who likes this trade….

  • xtro

    ok. what about odom for prince straight up?

  • daboss1849

    I love this trade… Lo’s trade value is the highest it will ever be. Once he is playing the 3 he will be exposed and the value will drop. Miller is a baller and a true 3. I don’t care if Lo is capable of playing all 5 positions, all we need is a player that can play 1 position and play it well instead of playing all 5 poorly!!!!

  • DCLAKER
  • Geloman

    I don’t mind having Mike Miller but they’d have to include someone better than Collins. Plus Collins is out for the year with elbow surgery, I believe. The thing is what would this do to Sasha’s confidence and faith in the team since he wants to be the best shooter in the league. It’s like saying Sasha we like you but we don’t feel you’re a good enough shooter to be relied on. So we decided to trade for Miller.

    Who by the way, Kobe said has the best shooting stroke in the league.

  • long legga lai

    what if…

    pg: lamar
    sg: sasha
    sf: kobe
    pf: gasol
    c: bynum

    nobody will have to be traded??

  • Nabil

    whew. man, idk. after the whole bynum/kidd thing, i give up playing gm. i’ll just support whatever they put out there. unless it’s kwame.

  • http://letsgolakers.com Mr.81

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    Where’d Kobe go? xD

    Bad trade if it happened…Odom brings so much more than Miller to the table.

  • T.A.

    We dont need Odom anymore.

    HELLO

    we got GASOL!

    WHAT WE NEED IS SOMEONE WHO CAN SHOOT LIGHTS OUT FROM 3!

    ODOM IS TOO EXPENSIVE AND WE WILL DEFINITELY TRADE HIM BEFORE THE DEADLINE. HE WILL WALK IF WE DONT BECAUSE WE ARE NOT GOING TO PAY HIM WHAT HE IS MAKING NOW!!

    PLUS WE SHOULD TRADE HIM NOW, why we still have some leverage or come deadline time we will get shit for him

  • Moses

    No thank you sir. Odom is much more valuable than Miller for the following reasons:

    1. He has much more of a range to his game whereas Miller is a 1 trick pony as a shooter.
    2. We don’t need another shooter, we had 3 in the top part of the league in 3 point shooting last year [Sasha, Derek, Vlad], and also have Kobe and Farmar to hit 3′s when required.
    3. Odom is much more valuable in case of Bynum not being ready to log big minutes, and i think he will see a fair few mins at PF anyway this season.
    4. Odom is already established in the triangle and is coming off of the best season of his career with us. He has thrived under less pressure and thus should be given a chance this season. He is also in a contract year and so will be wanting to earn himself a new deal.
    5. He is a good team guy who can play a range of positions and when on game he is a difference maker.

  • DCLAKER
  • xtro

    odom for prince!

  • DCLAKER

    CARL LANDRY ANYONE?

  • Jay

    we shouldnt do it…

    getting miller means less PT for SASHA… who is just as good a shooter if not a better one, and he can play D

    i want to see the front line of Bynum, Pau, and Odom
    …oh ya… and Kobe

  • http://letsgolakers.com Mr.81

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    Definately, but not happeneing.

  • http://getgasol.com getgasol

    Mike Miller would be a great addition, but I agree with some of the people on here that say we should see what our new Bynum/Gasol/Odom lineup can do before we go and throw it away.

  • 323 TOWN

    O NO!!!!!!!! IS MITCH SERIOUS ?

    IF MITCH TRADES ODOM FOR MILLER … HE SHOULD BE FIRED!
    IF HE WANTED TO TRADE ODOM ALL ALONG HE SHOULD’VE GOT RON ARTEST , LUOL DENG , OR JOSH SMITH !

    IF HE GIVES UP ODOM FOR MILLER WE BETTER GET A FIRST ROUND PICK IN RETURN! REAL TALK

  • DCLAKER

    I’m just exited about the upcoming season…but that doesn’t mean WE ALL can’t ask for a trade or 2,ya know,tweak this team up a bit ’cause our bench is goin’ to be the answer if we’re to return to The Finals.

    VLAD FOR MILLER,HELL YEAH!!!

  • kobe124

    If Miller comes come has to show him who rules around here again with an elbow to the face.lol

  • DCLAKER

    I wanna see a post on Carl Landry and his status with the Rockets,I don’t think they want’em…..Mitch,HINT,HINT!

  • KOBEISKING

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    BEAUTIFUL I’d love to have kevin love for the future. (only if he turns out to be good tho lol)

  • KOBEISKING

    But i really wanna see the lamar/pau/andrew combo as well

  • DCLAKER

    You mean….LAKEZILLA!!!

  • Lorenzo

    I like the deal, but then again I think we could get better.

    Realistically, I would definitely do this. Even if Jason Collins is a stump. Miller is a beast. I’d forgive him for that whack he gave Kobe a couple years back lulz

  • DCLAKER

    I DON’T EEEEEEEVER WANNA SEE JASON COLLINS IN LAKER UNIFORM!

  • KB4Life

    Mike Miller and Kevin Love for Odom, that would be SICK

  • kb24bestever

    man dis like saying lets give up kobe for T-mac..

    lets just wait and see what happends and than we can talk about trades

  • http://nbafan24.webs.com kbfan24

    [Comment ID #50533 Will Be Quoted Here]

    Totally agree i mean please, its a horrible offer. With LO and Bynum and Pau, Wow.

  • laker-nate

    LOL y do people always suggest sahsa is a good defender??? All he is, is a short version of vlade divac flopping and being a pest lol…do u not remember ray allen blowing past sashas “good defense”?…

  • DCLAKER

    Laker-Nate,I agree except at least Sasha is a consistent shooter and is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more aggressive than Vlad EVER will be…goin’ into his 10th or 11th season in the league.

    Sasha knows his faults and WILL correct them while Vlad…will be goin’ skiing..again,dummy.

  • KuyaJL

    BAD trade. Yes, we need a shooter, but Odom is not worth getting Mike Miller and Jason Collins.

    I also don’t see how Odom’s going to fit in with Minnesota, they already have Jefferson playing PF. The only reason why i think Minnesota would pursue Odom is because he’s a huge expiring contract in 2 years.

  • Kobes

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MIKE MILLER IS A 8ITCH WITH A B

  • kobe124

    Bad trade, Jason Collins got injured in a golf car accident!!!

  • Banzai

    I can see the future….and I see this trade not happening.

  • Mike KB24

    Im goona take a pass on this trade Lamar is way to valuable for this trade…but maybe we can get memphis to give us another good deal…. remember the last deal they gave us….oh yea we got Gasol for a guy named Kwame

  • jonathan

    This would be an awful trade for us.
    Odom for Michael Redd seems fair.

  • http://theinfintree.com THEbrownblurr

    THIS SUCKS! NO NO NO

  • RAZOR RAMON

    lets trade odom for artest!

    and kobe for t-mac!

    and bynum for yao!

    and why not d-fish for skip-to-my-loe!

    and also luke for battier!

    sick deal!

  • GT

    just trade LO+Rad+Walton for Lebron James lol, maybe throw in Mihm as a complementary prize

    Fisher+Kobe+Lebron+Gasol+Bynum = championship :D :D

  • gmikan99

    People need to stop taking this rumor so serioiusly. Remember, it is from HOOPSWORLD and all they seem to do these days is create/make up trade rumors that have almost no basis in reality.

    LAMAR ODOM IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE, PERIOD!

  • kobeistheman24

    why not this instead?
    ttp://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=532~617~1016~2027&teams=13~10~10~10&te=&cash=

  • KOBEISKING

    [Comment ID #50639 Will Be Quoted Here]

    HELL NO!!!!!!

  • xtro

    L.O for T.P only.

  • Shaq786

    keep lamar… until a good trade comes up….

    v.rad, mihm, coby karl, and farmar… for mike miller is fair… i ould even add a secound round pick…

    sign, shaun livingston,let mike miller start….13 man roster… odom gets sixth man of the year!

    d-fish/shaun/yue
    kobe/sasha/mike
    mike/ariza/walton
    gasol/odom/powell
    bynum/gasol/mihm

  • http://ld2k.com LD2k

    I updated the post.

    Hell no the Lakers trade Odom. :)

  • e

    oh well, odom’s gonna play the spot..hopefully he’ll do a good job at it

  • sammie

    yes! looks like lamar will stay after all, i really do like his athleticism though, his rebounding skills help out the lakers a lot.

  • PauKobeBynumOdomDynasty

    just wait until Lamar starts to go on a slump…i wanna see how u guys will react

    Odom is a laker and he will be a laker…he’s one of the most athletic people in the league! he’s a fav of mine

  • daboss1849

    oh well another blown opportunity to get rid of some dead weight!!!! He’ll still be gone by the deadline…

  • T.A.

    THIS IS THE BEST POSSIBLE TRADE FOR THE LAKERS!!!

    NOTHING ELSE COMPARES TO IT!!!

    BEST TRADE SCENARIO EVER!!!

    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=617~1966&teams=5~13&te=&cash=

  • DCLAKER

    How about a thread on TRADING Vlad.

  • Zen Master

    LO is worth more than this! With what Minnesota wants to give up, that’s only worth Vlad Rad! No brainer! Don’t give LO! Lakers will be worse off if this trade happened.

  • DCLAKER

    I wish we could do a trade for this guy,LA would love’em…

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/hispanicheritage2008/news/story?id=3589196!!

  • xtro

    L.O for Prince only.

  • gmikan99

    [Comment ID #50644 Will Be Quoted Here]

    Just like the others, WE TOLD YOU SO. HOOPSWORLD is nothing but made up stuff.

  • iskerfan567

    I wonder if I can get a job for HoopsWorld……….

  • DCLAKER

    ICKER,WHERE YA’BEEN HOMIE!!!!!!!

  • iskerfan567

    i been here, just at the forums

  • lakers 09 champ

    HELL NO! WE NEED LAMAR, EVEN THOUGH HE SUCKED IN THE FINALS,
    HE IS STILL A GREAT ASSET TO MY LAKERS, CANT SEE THE LAKERS W/O LO!

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    Please, can you PM me and tell me few more thinks about this, I am really fan of your blog…

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