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Vegas still likes the Lakers

Vegas still likes the Lakers

Saying Vegas doesn't know something about gambling is like saying Stephen Hawking doesn't know something about physics.  Not very likely, even when you think something is obviously wrong. But I can't help but argue with the men behind some of Vegas' biggest sports books… who currently have the Lakers installed as the favorites next year… [...]

July 28, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 2

Big Man Swap, LA’s Reduced Offer to Odom

Big Man Swap, LA’s Reduced Offer to Odom

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 [...]

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

Report: Odom Leaning Towards Heat

Report: Odom Leaning Towards Heat

Via Yahoo! Sports: Lamar Odom is leaning strongly toward accepting the Miami Heat's contract offer and leaving the Los Angeles Lakers, multiple sources with knowledge of the talks said. Odom has not reached a final decision, the sources said, but there is growing belief he will ultimately return to Heat unless the Lakers improve their [...]

July 25, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 12

Rumor: Odom back to LA

Rumor: Odom back to LA

BlackSportsOnline has rumor: Odom will sign a 4 year 40 million dollar contract to stay with the champs. The change of heart came after Lamar reached out to Dr. Jerry Buss. The two of them had a close door meeting in Las Vegas yesterday where they were able to reach an agreement. The Lakers need [...]

July 22, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 19

The wild Lamar Odom saga continues

The wild Lamar Odom saga continues

I'm watching the Lamar Odom saga almost as closely as I'm watching for any Celtics news… mainly because getting him back keeps the Lakers as the top seed in the West, while losing him would knock them down a peg or two. But the latest whirl around hoops web takes us all over the place [...]

July 18, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 2

DWade recruiting Odom

DWade recruiting Odom

Dwyane Wade willed the Heat to a better performance last season than anyone expected.  Now he wants to go from playoff team to contender… and LaMar Odom is one of the missing pieces for him.  So he's going out and actively recruiting him. “I want Lamar to do what’s best for him and his family [...]

July 17, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 7

Jazz match Millsap offer

Jazz match Millsap offer

Guess Portland's "toxic" offer to Paul Millsap wasn't toxic enough. The Utah Jazz will match the four-year, $32 million offer the Portland Trail Blazers tendered their restricted free agent Paul Millsap, the team posted on its Web site and a league source confirmed to ESPN.com Thursday evening. Under the terms of the contract, the Jazz, [...]

July 16, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 10

Boozer and Odom in Miami?

Boozer and Odom in Miami?

If this rumor comes true… I think it might be enough to leapfrog Orlando in the standings. the Heat are working furiously to deliver Lamar Odom and Carlos Boozer and to the shores of Biscayne Bay. The Heat are trying to sell Odom on a five-year, $34 million contract at the mid-level exception, and a [...]

July 16, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 14

Kupchak “not hopeful” about resigning Odom

Kupchak  “not hopeful” about resigning Odom

A lot of people think the signing of Ron Artest makes the Lakers a lock to repeat as NBA champions… … but not so fast.  There were 2 reasons the Lakers were able to walk away with the NBA title last year:  Lamar Odom and Trevor Ariza.  Kobe was Kobe and Gasol did a fine [...]

July 14, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 18

Minnesota not interested in Thibodeau

Minnesota not interested in Thibodeau

Still looks like Thibs is coming back to Boston. The Minnesota Timberwolves' deliberate coaching search will soon move into its next phase with ESPN/ABC analyst Mark Jackson, Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Kurt Rambis and Houston Rockets assistant coach Elston Turner expected to progress to the deciding round of interviews, according to NBA coaching sources. [...]

July 14, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 3