Los Angeles Lakers: 5 Reasons Lamar Odom’s Time in LA Is Nearing Its End

The Los Angeles Lakers' marriage to Lamar Odom may be coming to an end.

Just like Lamar's marriage to reality TV star Khloe Kardashian, there has been lots of drama surrounding the Lakers and Odom since LA got swept by the Dallas Mavericks in the 2011 NBA Playoffs.

Most of the buzz came before the NBA draft, when Odom was rumored to be a part of three different deals.

One trade was a deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves for the No. 2 pick in the draft. Unsurprisingly, the Wolves rejected the deal.

The second trade involved Odom and Shannon Brown going to the Golden State Warriors for Monta Ellis.

The third, involving Odom and Andre Iguodala of the Philadelphia 76ers, was hot news but eventually faded away after Philly was unable to work out the contract problems the deal created.

The fact of the matter is the Lakers tried to move Odom to try to get younger and more athletic. The key pieces they were looking for—Derrick Williams, Ellis and Iguodala— are all remarkably athletic and significantly younger than the 31-year-old Lakers forward.

Here are five reasons why the Lakers will, and should, move the talented Lamar Odom.

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