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Lakers enter NBA draft with Lamar Odom trade rumors

June 23, 2011 |  8:00 am

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-- The Times' Broderick Turner explains the Lakers' attempt to trade Lamar Odom to the Minnesota Timberwolves for their No. 2 pick.

-- The Times' Mark Heisler expresses amusement over the various NBA trade rumors.

-- Sports Illustrated's Sam Amick reports the Lakers and 76ers are in talks over possibly trading Odom for Andre Iguodala

-- The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding reports that Lakers Coach Mike Brown is buying a house in Anaheim Hills. Have fun with the L.A. traffic, coach. Ding also lists 10 things Lakers forward Matt Barnes could've done to better to ensure a Lakers' three-peat. 

-- ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky offers his take on the Lakers' attempt to trade Odom. 

-- Lakers.com's Mike Trudell talks to Ronnie Lester about the upcoming NBA draft. 

-- Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Minnesota Timberwolves General Manager David Kahn has decided to fire Coach Kurt Rambis.

-- Silver Screen and Roll's Dexter Fishmore offers his thoughts at SB Nation on a possible Odom for Iguodala deal. 

Tweet of the Day: "Less than two years ago the Lakers gave Lamar Odom $33 million. Now they're reportedly dangling him for a draft pick. NBA, folks." -- thechrispalmer (ESPN The Magazine's Chris Palmer)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "Another thing to think about is how a hard cap would equal better basketball. Why? Well, because with huge income disparities between the two tiers, mediocre or average players, especially ones that feel they could get better, would work their tails off to become a marquee player. Right now, there's a lack of incentive for players to really try all that hard to improve their game." -- Tim-4-Show

--Mark Medina

Email the Lakers blog at mgmedin@gmail.com

Photo: Lamar Odom has become the Lakers' hot commodity to move, but Minnesota reportedly turned down a trade offer that would have sent the NBA's sixth man of the year to the Timberwolves in exchange for the No. 2 overall pick in Thursday's draft. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times.


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