NYT: Why Odom Could Make Sense for the Knicks
Over at the Timeseses, I wrote about the prospects of a Lamar Odom homecoming, and how — at a friendly price — it might be the right move for both parties:
In a season not exactly lacking in dramatic narratives, Lamar Odom’s fall from championship complement to tabloid punch line provided perhaps the best combination of strangeness and sadness.
On Dec. 11 the Lakers dealt Odom, the mercurial forward who had just posted the highest player efficiency rating of his 11-year career (19.4), and a second-round pick in the 2012 draft to the defending champion Dallas Mavericks. The price: a future first-round pick and an $8.9 million trade exception for the cap-strapped Lakers, who felt compelled to make the move after being stymied in their efforts to land point guard Chris Paul in a broader deal days earlier….
…Now, the Knicks may be in a position to bring the versatile forward aboard.
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