He didn't ask for a trade....Thats just what Jim Buss wants you to believe. Here is the proof. http://balljunkie.com/2012/03/20/lam...o-buy-him-out/ Stop drinking the Jimbacco Cool-Aid people. Jimmy dumped Odom to save money for the death tax he will have to pay one day. Jimmy wants to remain majority owner of the Lakers at all costs...Even if it means not winning championships for the next ten years.
Yeah I know this report,but I remember Lamar saying "how can I still play for a team that doesn't want me here" about Lakers just after the CP3 deal got vetoed.
I've always liked LO, he's that X factor when he's got his mind right. Hopefully he has learned not to let emotions get to him because it usually leads to bad decisions... I hope the Lakers sign him for a reasonable contract next year.
Even though I would welcome Lamar back I don't think the Lakers FO even at the vets min for several reasons.
First, if they bring him back on they know that no team would trade for him unless they intended to buy him out immediately after acquiring him after the whole Dallas fiasco. Therefore signing L.O. means he's a Laker until his contract expires.
Second, the new CBA hasn't changed and until we get under the cap the cost for L.O. will be at least twice the price and saving money is really why they cut him to begin with.
Time to find somewhere to hang the next banner not enough space in the Staples Center rafters.