Feb. 10, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Los Angeles Clippers power forward Lamar Odom (7) during the game against the New York Knicks during the first half at Madison Square Garden. Clippers won 102-88. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: New York Knicks talked about signing Lamar Odom earlier in season


The New York Knicks have been looking at signing Lamar Odom recently and they appear to be very close on a deal to bring him in with an option for next season. But while it appears that their interest level in the forward is piquing now, with little time left in the season, there was reportedly interested in Odom even before Phil Jackson came into the front office picture.

According to New York Post scribe and Knicks beat writer Marc Berman, New York has been looking at Odom all year long with Mike Woodson even mentioning that his name has come up in the past.

With Jackson now in town, the move to sign Odom is being pegged as one to set up Jackson’s famed triangle schemes for the Knicks in 2014-15. No deal has been officially signed between the two sides though which means a lot can still happen.

But if the Knicks have been looking at Odom all year long and have failed to sign him, that either says they’re so unsure of him that a deal won’t get done now or they just didn’t have the gall to do it when they wanted to.

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