Los Angeles Lakers Rumors: Reunion With Lamar Odom Appear Unlikely As Search For Young Prospects Remain Priority

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Jul 30, 2013 01:00 AM EDT
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Los Angeles Lakers' Lamar Odom (C) is double teamed by Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki (L) of Germany and Tyson Chandler during Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference semi-final basketball playoff in Dallas, Texas May 8, 2011."

As the Los Angeles Lakers continue their scramble for valuable free agents to repair their roster, it seems that the rumors of a possible reunion with Lamar Odom appear unlikely.

Although one guaranteed contract remains for the Lakers moving forward, the consensus is that they'll likely sign another young prospect as Odom continues to remain an NBA free agent .

As of right now, the top two players on the team's radar for the final spot may very well be Chris Douglas-Roberts and Marcus Landry.

The Lakers and Odom had a bitter breakup after Los Angeles orchestrated a deal that would have swapped Odom and Pau Gasol in a three-team exchange to receive Chris Paul in return.

Despite NBA commissioner David Stern's veto of the deal, Odom became disgruntled after being used as a trade piece and was soon later traded to the Dallas Mavericks.

After having a poor going with the Mavs, Odom later found himself in familiar territory with the Los Angeles Clippers. Though he failed to regain his form from 2010-11, he played more efficiently than he had in Dallas and provided a solid defensive intensity for 19.7 minutes a night. He appeared in all 82 games, and though he only averaged four points, he also attempted just 4.5 field goals per game and still grabbed 5.9 boards per game in limited service..

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