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Sinner310
12-20-2010, 04:46 PM
me personally, i dont think he could or else he would i think hes content with his career and wouldnt want to work on his game to be among the best, just saying what do you guys think?

Chacarron
12-20-2010, 04:57 PM
I'm sure a couple of teams would take him. He's not that bad.

kozelkid
12-20-2010, 05:01 PM
He can start on many teams, yes. Probably at least half in this league if not more. Put it this way, the only pf's I'd consider better are Amare, Boozer, Bosh, Gasol, Dirk, Garnett, Aldridge (debatable though) and Griffin. He'd start in SA cause Duncan would probably be put at center. Ya I know, Pop might rather have him come off the bench, but he'd be starter worthy on that team. And him on Utah would probably be debatable between him and Millsap.

SteBO
12-20-2010, 05:01 PM
The guy can be a triple double machine. Of course

Da Knicks
12-20-2010, 05:09 PM
in short YES! He is a very good player and very versatile.

king4day
12-20-2010, 05:11 PM
I'd love to have him start for the Suns.

TO Rapz
12-20-2010, 05:12 PM
If he came to the Raptors, he d probably be our 2nd best or best player. :facepalm:

Cubsfan365
12-20-2010, 05:13 PM
The guy can be a triple double machine. Of course
Huh?? No player in the NBA today is a triple-double machine.

eibbor
12-20-2010, 05:15 PM
Well yeah...

IndyRealist
12-20-2010, 05:16 PM
He's better than most. I don't think he's a go-to guy by any stretch of the imagination, but one of the best secondary players, and likely the best bench player, in the league.

tangent12
12-20-2010, 05:17 PM
No.

Ty Fast
12-20-2010, 05:18 PM
Huh?? No player in the NBA today is a triple-double machine.

lebron james?

ChiSox219
12-20-2010, 05:18 PM
He should be coming off the bench for the Western Conference All-Stars

Evolution23
12-20-2010, 05:18 PM
yeah he can play Sf or PF which is a really nice option

Rivera
12-20-2010, 05:21 PM
If he came to the Raptors, he d probably be our 2nd best or best player. :facepalm:

:laugh:

whos the 1st????

xabial
12-20-2010, 05:23 PM
If he came to the Raptors, he d probably be our 2nd best or best player. :facepalm:



They were talking about this on ESPN Radio last year about the Knicks, when David Lee was our best player they were saying Lamar Odom is the Lakers 6th best player, and when David's your best player and Lamar is the 6th best player on the lakers thats when you know you have a Problem...

So im guessing a good way to check if your Team sucks is to put Lamar on your team and see where he stacks up. :D

xbrackattackx
12-20-2010, 05:28 PM
Yes, there are a lot of team he could thrive on when starting.

Tony_Starks
12-20-2010, 05:32 PM
Lamar Odom would be a better fit in Miami right now over Chris Bosh.
Yeah I said it.

tangent12
12-20-2010, 05:33 PM
Lamar Odom would be a better fit in Miami right now over Chris Bosh.
Yeah I said it.

No doubt about it.

venom518
12-20-2010, 05:33 PM
Why is this even up for discussion?

-Kobe24-TJ19-
12-20-2010, 06:23 PM
Whatttt????:speechless:

Of course, he can give you triple-double any given night

And this year he's averaging 16 10 3 on 59% shooting and 40% from downtown

mgeise
12-20-2010, 06:35 PM
He would start on most other teams in the league. I wish he was more aggressive sometimes, but he is still an insane talent and can provide a lot of things that help teams win games.

FadeAwayLikeMJ
12-20-2010, 06:35 PM
He should be coming off the bench for the Western Conference All-Stars

totally agree


Lamar Odom would be a better fit in Miami right now over Chris Bosh.
Yeah I said it.

i dont watch a lot of Heat games BUT, im pretty sure Odom plays a whole lot harder than Boshy

Hawkeye15
12-20-2010, 06:36 PM
he would start on 2/3 of all NBA teams at the very least.

Hawkeye15
12-20-2010, 06:37 PM
Lamar Odom would be a better fit in Miami right now over Chris Bosh.
Yeah I said it.

haha, why everytime there is a thread on a PF, someone says, "so and so would be a better fit than Bosh right now"?

nigerianking
12-20-2010, 06:47 PM
bosh is better for the heat...bosh is a better player, even though lamar is playing out of his mind right now

PS...Death to the Heat

atlantahawk49er
12-20-2010, 06:54 PM
He will def...start in the atl over marvin.....and dont forget he can play 2,3 ,4 ,5

Tony_Starks
12-20-2010, 06:58 PM
haha, why everytime there is a thread on a PF, someone says, "so and so would be a better fit than Bosh right now"?


Lol. Bosh is a common target indeed. In this case though its legit because Lamar is a better passer, rebounder, defender, has longer range, and starts the break all better than Bosh. And he plays well w/o plays being called for him.

He'd just be a perfect fit for what Miami is trying to do.....

Stuckey#3
12-20-2010, 07:01 PM
me personally, i dont think he could or else he would i think hes content with his career and wouldnt want to work on his game to be among the best, just saying what do you guys think?

I think he is averaging 16 and 10 and puts up better numbers than half the PF's in the league. Are you serious with this question? Lamar is content where he is because he has a chance to win ring #3 with the Lakers. How many starting PF's in the league have a chance at doing that? Lamar could not only start but would be a top ten starting PF IMO. You know kind of like Chris Bosh... only not overrated.

DwayneMVPwade
12-20-2010, 07:07 PM
:laugh:

whos the 1st????

Bargs

DwayneMVPwade
12-20-2010, 07:08 PM
Yeah Odom can definitely start on a different team

Avenged
12-20-2010, 07:14 PM
Odom is absolutely good enough to start on another team.. Heck, he's been starting for the Lakers all of this season and has put up one of his better seasons of his career.

Basketash
12-20-2010, 07:19 PM
in short Yes...

mohye
12-20-2010, 07:37 PM
If you say no, you are either a hater or know absolutely nothing about basketball. Odom is a versatile player and can start on almost every in the league. If your weak at the 3,4 or 5 position just slide Odom in there and you will become a better team.

John Walls Era
12-20-2010, 07:39 PM
Lamar Odom would be a better fit in Miami right now over Chris Bosh.
Yeah I said it.

we get it... jesus. We know you don't like Bosh.

John Walls Era
12-20-2010, 07:41 PM
I don't even want Lamar Odom. Hes not an intelligent player.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
12-20-2010, 07:46 PM
I don't even want Lamar Odom. Hes not an intelligent player.

What the hell does that mean???:confused:

kArSoN RyDaH
12-20-2010, 07:51 PM
Lamar Odom is legit!!!

Tony_Starks
12-20-2010, 07:54 PM
He's only good enough to start for team USA FIBA world champs but I guess thats no big deal or anything......

kArSoN RyDaH
12-20-2010, 07:59 PM
This sinner310 guy is my cousin. He said Lamar Odom sucks and he has no right hand shot. He also said and i quote
"kobe would not get a ring with out a 7 footer putting trash buckets up period. if it was shaq or gasol. he was outed in the first round by the suns both years he didnt have a legit center kobe gives no credit to no one that my problem wit h...im, he wants to be traded no there his brothers?? wtf is that ****, lmar sucks shannon sucks the whole laker roster sucks they jus dont say **** about it, why do u think they have new pgs almost every year. farmar left sasha left those guys wont start and get minutes ne where why do u think lamar came to the lakers and why isnt caron buter aint there theres a lot of players that would not start on diff teams thats why there on the lakers"

JordansBulls
12-20-2010, 08:04 PM
me personally, i dont think he could or else he would i think hes content with his career and wouldnt want to work on his game to be among the best, just saying what do you guys think?

He would start on any team except maybe the Heat who are locked in at SF and PF.

John Walls Era
12-20-2010, 08:46 PM
What the hell does that mean???:confused:

Hes not smart. Makes mental errors. I would never want him as a first or 2nd option.

Did you really not understand what I meant, thought it was pretty clear. Hes a good player, but theres always a "WTF" moment. He has a great team, so he gets bailed out.

ManOnFire
12-20-2010, 08:52 PM
dont like the guy...but cant deny the intangibles he has to offer.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
12-20-2010, 08:54 PM
Hes not smart. Makes mental errors. I would never want him as a first or 2nd option.

Did you really not understand what I meant, thought it was pretty clear. Hes a good player, but theres always a "WTF" moment. He has a great team, so he gets bailed out.

he has a sugar rush sometimes

but he has a high basketball IQ no doubt and like you said that you don't want him as a 1st or 2nd option, he's a perfect 3rd one like he is in the lakers right now

Rafer17
12-20-2010, 11:38 PM
Easily, dude is very versatile

Swashcuff
12-20-2010, 11:38 PM
Lol. Bosh is a common target indeed. In this case though its legit because Lamar is a better passer, rebounder, defender, has longer range, and starts the break all better than Bosh. And he plays well w/o plays being called for him.

He'd just be a perfect fit for what Miami is trying to do.....

Totally agree

John Walls Era
12-20-2010, 11:40 PM
he has a sugar rush sometimes

but he has a high basketball IQ no doubt and like you said that you don't want him as a 1st or 2nd option, he's a perfect 3rd one like he is in the lakers right now

Yeah, I would love to have him if I had 2 really great players.

I like how all of theses threads are just here to bash Bosh. Like Rex Ryan said: People try to compare to the best.

Lakeshow86
12-21-2010, 02:51 AM
Are you kidding? Lamar is one of the most underrated and valuable players in this league. He's one of only a handful of guys that are capable of playing all 5 positions. he's a long 6'10 or 11 but he moves like a guard. His quickness is regularly a problem for the bigmen he goes up against. He's averaged 15, 10 and 4 -5 assists a game. Im sure just about any team would kill to have Lamar on their team. He would totally start for most NBA teams. If not start he would be a key player off the bench

MTar786
12-21-2010, 03:04 AM
he would be a starter on 75% of nba teams

GoatMilk
12-21-2010, 03:21 AM
he would probably start for every team except Boston
maybe Utah he wouldnt, but I think Sloan would put Millsap back on the bench

Oklahoma is interesting. i would start odom over green, idk what Brooks would do. i think he'd start Odom to have some veteran presence

Minnesota is interesting too. but if they go with Love C and Odom PF, it's fine

for sure he's on the bench in Boston, but OKC and Utah are the only questionable ones to me.

i would go through every team, but it's too long of a post :)

jbeezy
12-21-2010, 05:19 AM
Yeah, I would love to have him if I had 2 really great players.

I like how all of theses threads are just here to bash Bosh. Like Rex Ryan said: People try to compare to the best.

:laugh2:

Chris Bosh 18.2 ppg 7.9 rpg 0.7 bpg 1.9 apg 19.6 PER .503 fg% .375 3p%
Pau Gasol 19.8 ppg 11.1 rpg 2.1 bpg 4.3 apg 23.8 PER .516 fg%
Lamar Odom 16.0 ppg 9.9 rpg 0.93 bpg 3.2 apg 19.8 per .587 fg% .391 3p%


The best? :laugh2: Both Odom and Gasol are having better seasons.

zambo4president
12-21-2010, 05:21 AM
Odom would start on most teams. Are you really that stupid to think he doesn't wanna take his game to the next level? He's sacrificing his own personal stats to be apart of a winning team.

John Walls Era
12-21-2010, 05:27 AM
:laugh2:

Chris Bosh 18.2 ppg 7.9 rpg 0.7 bpg 1.9 apg 19.6 PER .503 fg% .375 3p%
Pau Gasol 19.8 ppg 11.1 rpg 2.1 bpg 4.3 apg 23.8 PER .516 fg%
Lamar Odom 16.0 ppg 9.9 rpg 0.93 bpg 3.2 apg 19.8 per .587 fg% .391 3p%


The best? :laugh2: Both Odom and Gasol are having better seasons.

People don't understand jokes. I quoted Rex Ryan for a reason............................................ ..................

Rndy
12-21-2010, 05:37 AM
Odom is one hell of a warrior. He chose championships over money. He could have easily wanted a starting gig and got tons of money. And even more impressive some how goes home to that weird looking lady.

Duncan = Donkey
12-21-2010, 05:46 AM
He could start at PF for PHX.

Not SF though casue Hill>>Odom

robdizzle3
12-21-2010, 05:51 AM
Im a little shocked this question was asked.... Most NBA fans who know a bit about basketball knows LO can start on almost any NBA squad.. He's a matchup nightmare for almost any 3,4 or 5 that tries to guard him.. You know he wants to go left and he does anyways... Beast.

Trouble87
12-21-2010, 06:30 AM
hell yea

and he would probably put up some decent numbers

I could see him having some 30 & 10 games at SF

zambo4president
12-21-2010, 06:37 AM
He could start at PF for PHX.

Not SF though casue Hill>>Odom

:laugh2: The heat down under must be frieing your wig.

Duncan = Donkey
12-21-2010, 06:47 AM
:laugh2: The heat down under must be frieing your wig.

I really do think Hill is a better SF.

Hill is the most underrated player in the league. 15/5/2 and shoots 54% FG and usually guards the opposing teams best player wing player every night.

pasquale
12-21-2010, 06:50 AM
this is the funniest thread I have EVER read. I can not think of a single NBA team that he would not be a starter on. Even on the Miami Heat he is far better overall player than Chris Bosh.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
12-21-2010, 07:18 AM
He could start at PF for PHX.

Not SF though casue Hill>>Odom

lulz

bolts4ever
12-21-2010, 07:26 AM
Lamar is a vastly underapprecciated player on the lakers. He is arguably the most unique player in the game,

name another player EVER at 6-11 who plays the game like he does. Dominant rebounder, passer, facilitator, has the a bility to dominate the game without scoring.

Lamar is a player that opposing coaches acknowledge is arguably the toughest matchup with hes too big for a SF to defend him too quick and agile for a PF to defend him.

Supa
12-21-2010, 07:35 AM
Lamar is playing 35.6 min/game, only Pau Gasol average more min for the Lakers. So he is basically playing starter minutes. He is averaging 16pt, 10 rb, and 59% fg.

I think because of his versatility, he certainly mixed much better with the 2nd team than RonRon.

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kblo247
12-21-2010, 08:11 AM
me personally, i dont think he could or else he would i think hes content with his career and wouldnt want to work on his game to be among the best, just saying what do you guys think?

The guy doesn't want to work on his game?

This summer was the first summer LO actually had as a Laker to work on his game. There were no torn labrums to have surgery on (twice), no knee that needed treatment and rehab (08-09), didn't get robbed, and thankfully he didn't lose his son.

This summer was the first summer that he came in to camp healthy instead of rehabbing. He was able to work on his shot strictly by his own admission. That is all that has really changed about him. He is shooting the ball freely, which is something he hasn't done since he tore his labrum a second time.

He is always among the league leaders in rebounding. He for his career was only 1 of 3 players that put up over 14, 10, and 4 (NBA TV). He was the only bench player just last season to average a double double as a 6th man.

A guy that doesn't care wouldn't play with a torn labrum just to help a team get to the playoffs. A guy who doesn't care wouldn't play with a partially turned MCL for months. A guy who doesn't care wouldn't play with broken fingers, sprained ankles, bone bruises in their knee, a back contusion that a trainer once said looked like he was struck with a whip down his spine, or play sick. He also wouldn't always remain ready to step in to the starting lineup whenever Pau or Andrew go down, go back to the bench without complaint, or be a primary closer for years on end for a championship team.

LO may not have lived up to his potential which was that of a superstar, but at the end of the day he was one of the best SFs in the league when he played the spot as a Clipper, was one of the best PFs in Miami, and is outplaying many of his counterparts as of right now out west (and the east) to the point that he should be looked at as an all star.

So in short, could he start on another NBA team? .... Is water wet?

_Supreme_
12-21-2010, 08:22 AM
Yes he is.

I'm not sure why this is even a question :eyebrow:

dodie53
12-21-2010, 09:08 AM
he can start at center for the suns.
hehe

kobebabe
12-21-2010, 09:39 AM
The guy can be a triple double machine. Of course

you mean double-double?

kobebabe
12-21-2010, 09:44 AM
This shouldn't even be up for discussion. we talking about a versatile player that can play multiple positions and put up a double double every single night! He happens to be in a team where he doesn't have to do much of the scoring. Otherwise he could put up huge numbers in a team that would require him to score more

sp1derm00
12-21-2010, 01:23 PM
This shouldn't even be up for discussion. we talking about a versatile player that can play multiple positions and put up a double double every single night! He happens to be in a team where he doesn't have to do much of the scoring. Otherwise he could put up huge numbers in a team that would require him to score more

Nah, Lamar doesn't have a scorer's mentality. Kobe needed him to score from 05-07 but LO was never able to do it on a consistent basis. During this time period, LO got his rep for being inconsistent.

LO works best in a system where he doesn't need to score and can pick his spots to contribute. He's a great asset when utilized well and the 3rd best player on the Lakers.

truplayer199
12-21-2010, 02:11 PM
me personally, i dont think he could or else he would i think hes content with his career and wouldnt want to work on his game to be among the best, just saying what do you guys think?

What??? Are you implying that LO is the worst starting Pf/Sf right now?

heatking
12-21-2010, 02:31 PM
LO is good enough to start on every NBA team... the guy is that good... can play the 3, 4, 5. The thing is hes better suited coming off the bench for a contender because of his versatility and ball handling skills.

rhymeratic
12-21-2010, 02:40 PM
:facepalm:

zachattach
12-21-2010, 03:41 PM
Yeah, for a little proof he started for the US National team.