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NBA draft day rumors, 10 a.m.: Lakers tried to deal Lamar Odom

Without holding a first-round pick in Thursday’s NBA draft, the Lakers reportedly tried to get into the first round [1] by attempting to deal Lamar Odom to the Timberwolves [2] for the No. 2 pick.

According to The Los Angeles Times, the Lakers offered Odom for the No. 2 pick, and they planned to select Arizona’s Derrick Williams [3], but the Timberwolves turned down the offer. The Timberwolves countered by trying to make a deal for All-Star forward Pau Gasol [4] or center Andrew Bynum [5]. Talks broke down shortly after as the Lakers showed no interest in dealing Gasol or Bynum.

CBS Sports is reporting [6] that the Lakers tried to trade Odom to the Warriors for Monta Ellis [7]. The trade would also include Lakers guard Shannon Brown [8], but the talks went nowhere.

The Lakers do not have a first-round pick in 2011, having traded it to New Jersey when they dealt Sasha Vujacic to the Nets [9]. This is the second straight season that the Lakers do not have a first-round pick.