Tag:Los Angeles Lakers
Posted on: July 9, 2009 11:00 am
The Los Angeles Times reports that the Los Angeles Lakers remain far apart with unrestricted free agent Lamar Odom on a new deal. The situation could have been further hampered by the NBA's announcement this week that the salary cap will be lowered for next season.
On top of the salary cap being lowered, the luxury tax threshold was also lowered to $69.9 million for next season, down from $71.15 million. The Lakers were already over that threshold by "tens of millions of dollars," the Times reports.
"I don't know how strong a word that [hopeful] is, but I am hopeful," Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak said. "I'd like to get some clarity in the next day or two or three, but knowing Lamar, it's an emotional time for him. I know he had to get away a little bit. I think Lamar just needs to work his way through it. Maybe it's helpful for him to see other players sign for whatever they signed for, and maybe it's easier to see where you fit into that group."
Posted on: March 19, 2009 1:36 pm
The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports that Kobe Bryant missed practice with the Lakers on Wednesday. The reason for his absence? Jury duty.
Posted on: March 3, 2009 12:45 pm
Posted on: October 16, 2008 10:39 am
Newsday reports that people within the league are monitoring the situation between Lamar Odom and Lakers coach Phil Jackson.
While it is known the Lakers are evaluating their options for moving Odom -- with the New York Knicks said to be a possible destination -- there are rumblings among several team executives around the NBA that believe Odom does not want to leave Los Angeles, and that the Lakers are not very interested in parting with him.