Lakers enter NBA draft with Lamar Odom trade rumors
-- 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.
-- 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.
-- Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Minnesota Timberwolves General Manager David Kahn has decided to fire Coach Kurt Rambis.
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
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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.