Lakers Rumors & News Recap: Odom and Team USA, Nash Free Agency

Lamar Odom hasn’t played basketball in awhile, but may get the chance this summer.

The final 12-man Team USA roster is submitted on July 8, and with recent injuries, the line-up may shift a bit. Derrick Rose, Chauncey Billups, LaMarcus Aldridge and Dwight Howard have all been eliminated as potential candidates after suffering season-ending injuries over the course of the NBA season. Dwyane Wade could possibly miss the Olympics with a knee injury that needs some attention in the off-season. This means that forwards Blake Griffin and Lamar Odom may be getting a shot at the roster as Team USA’s biggest concern is in the front court.

In other news, Steve Nash may be a possibility for L.A. this coming season. Come July 1st, Steve Nash will become a free agent and plans to leave the Suns franchise. Many teams will go after Nash this summer with the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat being the most popular names.

Although Nash is in his late-thirties, he can surely help any team he goes to.

Lakers Nation News

Steve Nash Keeps Free Agency Options Open

Odom, Griffin Get Another Shot to Make the Team USA Roster

Buss Expects Bryant, Bynum, and Gasol to Return

Odom to Sign with the Clippers

Did Deron Williams Just Drop a Nice Dime to Ramon Sessions?

Lakers News

Improving the Lakers Without a Major Trade [Forum Blue and Gold]

Steve Nash News: Are the Lakers or Knicks on His Radar? [International Business Times]

Why Are the Lakers No Longer a Premier Destination [Lake Show Life]

Mitch Kupchak Discusses the Lakers Future [ESPN]

Potentially Bad News for the Lakers [Land O’ Lakers]

Nike Zoom, Kobe VII [Dime Magazine]

Odom Says Reality TV Show Was No Distraction [Full Court Press]

Life is a Big Popularity Contest, and Kobe Bryant is Winning [Land O Lakers]

Could Jeremy Lin Be a Fit in Los Angeles? [International Business Times]

Off-season Planning: Wings [Silver Screen and Roll]

LeBron Has a Title, Kobe Has Issues [OC Register]

Kobe Quiz | Pau Quiz | Lamar Quiz | Fish Quiz | Ultimate Fan Quiz

NBA News

2012 Championship Heat Parade: Video [ESPN]

Celtics, Mavericks to Play Pre-season Games in Europe this Fall [ProBasketball Talk]

Rod Strickland Coaches Young Stars on the Ways of the NBA [NY Times]

James Harden Believes a Dynasty is Being Built in OKC [SLAM]

Tony Parker Could Miss Olympics Due to Eye Injury [ESPN]

NBA Cheering Section: Finals Edition [OC Register]

LeBron James, Kevin Durant May Be the NBA’s Next Great Rivalry [Fox Sports]

NBA Mock Draft #3 [Yahoo Sports]

LeBron James Wins First Title, and It Won’t Be His Last [Grantland]

Thunder Aim to Keep Coach [NY Times]

NBA’s Top 50 Free Agents [OC Register]

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