Without holding a first-round pick in Thursday’s NBA draft, the Lakers reportedly tried to get into the first round  by attempting to deal Lamar Odom to the Timberwolves  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 , but the Timberwolves turned down the offer. The Timberwolves countered by trying to make a deal for All-Star forward Pau Gasol  or center Andrew Bynum . Talks broke down shortly after as the Lakers showed no interest in dealing Gasol or Bynum.
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 . This is the second straight season that the Lakers do not have a first-round pick.