Dec 17, 2012; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Los Angeles Clippers power forward Lamar Odom (7) before the game against the Detroit Pistons at The Palace. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Los Angeles Lakers offer Lamar Odom a roster spot if he goes to rehab

Once a Laker, always a Laker. At least, that’s how the organization feels about Lamar Odom, who spent seven seasons rocking forum blue and gold.

Now, in what seemingly continues to be a more downward spiral by the day, the Lakers have reportedly offered Odom a roster spot, assuming he goes to rehab.


The Los Angeles Lakers have told troubled sixth-man Lamar Odom that if he goes to rehab — immediately — he’ll have a spot waiting for him on their roster once he checks out.

Mitch Kupchak, the general manager of the Lakers, offered the sensational lifeline to 33-year-old Odom’s agent, Jeff Schwartz, “because the organization and the Buss family are extremely concerned about him,” according to a source with knowledge of the situation, who spoke exclusively to

“The Lakers are a family and even though Lamar isn’t currently on their roster, that doesn’t matter, he’s a two-time championship Laker,” the insider said.

“Lamar needs to go to rehab and he’s been told by the team that if he goes and completes treatment, there’ll be a spot for him.”

Finding a spot in the NBA is not going to be easy considering everything Odom’s been rumored to be doing, so if he wants to play in the NBA next season, this might be his only option.

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