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Big Man Swap, LA’s Reduced Offer to Odom

Chuck - Red's Army July 27, 2009 Uncategorized 12 Comments

ESPN.com's Marc Stein says a Tyson Chandler for Emeka Okafor deal is in the works:

Although Chandler ($11.7 million) and Okafor ($10.6) carry similar salaries for next season, New Orleans' apparent willingness to take on Okafor's contract — with four years remaining after next season — is a marked departure from the Hornets' recent cost-conscious efforts to move Chandler.

Hornets management must really dislike Chandler. They've been shopping him for months, under the premise they couldn't afford his salary or an extension. But suddenly they've found $40+ million to pay Okafor? While I haven't followed their careers closely, I prefer Chandler's game.

Stein is also reporting the Lakers have reduced their offer to Lamar Odom:

One team source confirmed Monday that Lakers owner Jerry Buss, after pulling his initial offer off the table on July 14, is now offering "less" than the original three-year, $27 million deal that he withdrew when Odom pushed for a fourth year.

Dwyane Wade continues his full-court press. He tweeted that he's flown to LA to bring Odom back to Miami. C'mon Lamar, how can you pass up a chance to play with Wade. He's Kobe minus the douchebagginess.

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  • Boston Sucks

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but it looks like you still suck and we are going to keep lamar…..John Ireland reportedly said on ESPN 710 radio this morning that Lamar Odom would sign with the Lakers sometime in the next couple of days.

  • bigmck

    You go with that old, outdated story from this morning and we’ll go with what Stein reported in the afternoon.

  • Ajay

    What a joke. Wade isn’t nowhere close to Kobe. What a joke. Kobe is clearly better then Wade at every aspect of the game. And John Ireland better be right as he is reporting that LO will return with LA.
    http://thelakersnation.com/blog/2009/07/27/the-odom-wait-could-be-over-tuesday/

  • rod

    LO is a dumbass if he signs anywhere else, and yes thats including Boston.

  • Atlas_Shruggs

    MigMck, what if Ireland and Stein are both correct? All Stein said was that the Lakers offered less.
    Odom would be cazy to leave the World Champions. Unless the money was more in Miami, which it is not.
    But silver lining. If you guys would ever forgive Bill Simmons for picking LA in 2008, he seems to think Artest is a trade down from Ariza. That is not what he said in May, but I digress.

  • I bleed green in L.A.

    John Ireland and Mike Thompson are the biggest Faker homers there are. So don’t rely on what that oompa loompa has to say. AND if Buss lowered his offer, no way LO resigns. See ya next year in Miami, Candyman.

  • bigmck

    Say one negative thing about the Lakers and their “fans” come scurrying out of the gutters…

  • douchebagginess

    yea odom y pass up a chance to play with d-wade, he is just like kobe only he doesn’t have 3 more rings and an mvp trophy and another ring coming to him this coming season

  • Scott

    Of course they rush out to defend Kobe’s bitch ass…they wouldn’t need to if what was said isn’t true.

  • Lakerzilla

    its ok guys. LA are the world champs, respect to the Lakers cuz with the addition of artest, were gonna whoop these sorry ass leprachauns so bad KG will be crying anything is possible LOL

  • WestCoastCelt

    I am astonished time after time how douchebaggy Laker fans are. It even seems they revel in being douchebags. I can’t even fathom it.
    Yao breaks his foot mid-series and KG misses the playoffs so they cakewalk to the title not playing the actual best opponents (no, having Bynum the year before wouldn’t have prevented Banner 17) and they come out of their holes to puff their chests and spew ignorant bile like they’re all that. What stupid, trolly douchebags.
    Celts will reclaim what is rightfully theirs. Faker fans can continue blowing rapist Kobe now.

  • Jon

    also from one Simmon’ latest articles:
    “Artest told reporters that he wandered into the Lakers’ locker room to express that desire [to be a Laker] to a showering Kobe Bryant — right after L.A.’s bitter Game 6 thrashing in Boston in the 2008 Finals, no less — adding, “Yeah, I walked in the shower. I’m not a homosexual or nothing like that, but Kobe had no clothes on.”