Lamar Odom just isn’t the same if he’s not in a Los Angeles Lakers uniform, and the Lakers also tend to be better with him. So it’s not a complete surprise that both sides could be looking to rekindle their relationship.
The Lakers have reached out to Odom, Ramona Shelburne of ESPN reports. While she said it’s hard to know how interested both sides are, the idea is intriguing given Odom’s history with the team.
Odom played for the Lakers from 2004 to 2011, a stretch that included two championships as he provided low-post help to supplement the efforts of Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol. When Odom went to the Mavericks in 2011, though, he quickly fizzled, averaging just 6.6 points and 4.2 rebounds after averaging double-digit points and nearly double-digit rebounds throughout his career.
Odom was back in Los Angeles last season, albeit with the Clippers, but he posted the lowest totals of his career, averaging just 4.0 points and 5.9 rebounds.