NBA Trade Rumors: Where the Lakers Stand in All the Signing Speculation

June 29th, 2010 by Paul Peszko Leave a reply »

On the eve of this year’s Free Agency deadline, I had to think back to last year and the Lakers’ dilemma.

Do you remember how everyone was on pins and needles?

Would Kobe opt out and become a free agent?  Would the Lakers be able to sign Lamar Odom?  Would he take a salary cut?

What about Trevor Ariza?  Would he sign for the mid-level exemption?

It is really amazing how everything worked out a year ago.

Kobe Bryant did not opt out and toward the end of this season, he signed a new three-year deal.

Lamar Odom fell for one of the Kardashian girls at the same time he and his agent were holding the Lakers and all of us fans hostage just to keep the drama going.  Would he or wouldn’t he?

Finally, he said, “I do!” to both Khloe Kardashian and Mitch Kupchak.

Trevor Ariza wasn’t so lucky.  His agent tried to play the same merry-go- ...

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