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Odom in Lakers-Raptors swap?

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07:01 AM ET 01.19 | A reliable source also told me that Lakers forward Lamar Odom (expiring this season) is another possibility in an Jermaine O'Neal deal. The Lakers' Andrew Bynum has not played up to expectations this season (grabbed five rebounds combined in two recent games, isn't controlling the boards like he should) and Pau Gasol is an extremely soft big. Odom and filler to make the salaries match (Mihm and a minimum contract?) would make some sense for both sides. L.A. could split its 96 frontcourt minutes between three effective bigs and overpower Western opponents (with Kobe waiting in the wings to decide any game). Odom would keep the Raptors competitive and give them a multi-talented ball-handler who can create his own shot and shots for others. The team would have the cap space to go after a couple of solid free agents this off-season, when Odom, Anthony Parker, Jorge Garbojosa and Joey Graham come off the cap.

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