Lakers News & Rumors Recap: The Lamar Odom Whirlwind

Lamar-OdomLamar Odom seems to be the biggest story going on in Los Angeles right now. It is unfortunate to see the former Lakers’ life spiraling this way. As of late, Lamar had been reportedly missing for 72 hours until reports surfaced today saying that he is in a L.A. hotel with his friends who are trying to help him through an unspecified drug problem.

It has also been reported that Odom still wants to be a member of the Lakers. His chances were slim, but it appears that after this ordeal, they seem impossible. The Lakers expressed interest in the Odom, but look to have moved on signing rookie forward Elias Harris recently.

Antawn Jamison will return to L.A. for another year, except this time, his role will be with the Clippers. Jamison’s deal will be for one year at the veteran’s minimum, $1.4 million. Jamison was good role player off the bench last season for the Lakers, averaging 9.4 points and 4.8 rebounds per game.

Make sure to check out Lakers Nation’s latest roundtable, where our writers reflect on their favorite shot of all time from Kobe Bryant. Selections include his game-winners against the Phoenix Suns in 2006 and the Miami Heat in 2009.

Lakers Nation News

Former Laker Antawn Jamison Signs With Clippers

Antawn Jamison Nearing Deal With Los Angeles Clippers

Lakers Nation Roundtable: What Is Your Favorite Kobe Bryant Shot

Lakers Nation Roundtable: What Is Your Favorite Kobe Bryant Shot

Lakers Rumors & News Recap: Lamar Odom Continues To Struggle

Lamar Odom Reportedly Missing For Nearly 72 Hours

Lamar Odom Still ‘Wants To Be A Laker’

Lakers News

Antawn Jamison Agrees to 1-Year Deal with Clippers [Silver Screen and Roll]

Lakers Not Interested in Signing Lamar Odom [Silver Screen and Roll]

Lamar Odom Allegedly Struggling with Drug Abuse, Wants Return to Lakers [Silver Screen and Roll]

Laker Fans Have High Hopes but Lowered Expectations [Los Angeles Times]

35 Things You Didn’t Know About Kobe Bryant [Complex]

Nick Young Shows Off His Shoe Collection [Inside the Lakers]

Lamar Odom Reportedly Has a Serious Drug Problem [SLAM ONLINE]

Rookie Elias Harris Working Diligently with Lakers’ Coaching Staff []

Surprising Name Who Will Make a Big Impact for LA Lakers in 2013-14 [Bleacher Report]

Matt Barnes Tells Lakers Fans to Stop Living in the Past [ProBasketballTalk]

Jim Buss Open To Bringing Back Phil Jackson In Official Consulting Role [Real GM]

Kobe Bryant Rehabs by Dominating at Pop-a-Shot [For the Win]

Video Highlight Shows Kobe Bryant’s Career Unfold in Slow Motion [Inside the Lakers]

Looking at 10 of the Mamba’s Best Plays [LA Times]

Dwight Howard Wanted D’Antoni Fired, Kobe Amnestied if He Was to Remain with Lakers [ProBasketballTalk]

Every NBA Team’s Biggest Flaw [Bleacher Report]

Jordan Hill Believes the Lakers Could be Third Best Team in the Western Conference [Inside the Lakers]

Do the Los Angeles Lakers Have the Best Fans in the NBA? Yes, but It’s Complicated [Yahoo Sports]

Elias Harris’ Continual Improvement Great Sign for L.A. Bench [LA Times]

NBA News

Philadelphia Acquires G Tony Wroten from Memphis [Yahoo! Sports]

Jared Sullinger on Rajon Rondo’s Return: ‘Hopefully he’ll be back by December’ [ProBasketballTalk]

NBA Rookie Victor Oladipo Strips Kevin Durant and Dunks at the Goodman League [Bleacher Report]

Warriors Sign Seth Curry, Reuniting Brothers []

Former New York Knick Dean Meminger Dead at 65  [SLAM ONLINE]

Mike Miller, Heat Players Caught Up in Alleged Real Estate Scam [ProBasketballTalk]

Tracy McGrady Retires from NBA at Age 34 [USA Today]

Nicolas Batum says LaMarcus Aldridge Doesn’t Want a Trade []

Paul Pierce Has Owned the Knicks for 15 Years [For the Win]

Finally Stabilized, Kings Look to Start Piling Up Wins []

Dwyane Wade Says He Removed Himself from Heat’s Free-Agent Recruitment this Offseason [ProBasketballTalk]

LeBron On The Run, Too! [Hang Time Blog]

Pacers’ Hall of Fame Streak Continues []

Kevin Durant, Victor Oladipo Shine at Goodman League [ProBasketballTalk]

Nuggets’ Ty Lawson Has Hearing Delayed Until September []

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