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NBA draft day rumors, 10 a.m.: Lakers tried to deal Lamar Odom
Posted By Ryan Hannable On June 23, 2011 @ 10:22 am In General | 1 Comment
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.
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 Lakers reportedly tried to get into the first round: http://www.latimes.com/sports/basketball/nba/lakers/la-sp-lakers-odom-draft-20110623,0,715105.story
 Timberwolves: http://media.weei.com/basketball/minnesota-timberwolves.htm
 Derrick Williams: http://media.weei.com/basketball/derrick-williams.htm
 Pau Gasol: http://media.weei.com/basketball/pau-gasol.htm
 Andrew Bynum: http://media.weei.com/basketball/andrew-bynum.htm
 CBS Sports is reporting: http://ken-berger.blogs.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/11838893/30206749?source=rss_blogs_NBA
 Monta Ellis: http://media.weei.com/basketball/monta-ellis.htm
 Shannon Brown: http://media.weei.com/basketball/shannon-brown.htm
 the Nets: http://media.weei.com/basketball/new-jersey-nets.htm
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