What loss of Odom means 

March, 4, 2007
03/04/07
11:03
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You have to look hard for silver linings in the land of the purple and gold these days.

I might have one, though:

If the Lakers needed any more convincing that they were smart to keep Andrew Bynum off limits in the Jason Kidd trade talks, they've got it now.

Marc Stein | email

ESPN Senior Writer
• Senior NBA writer for ESPN.com
• Began covering the NBA in 1993-94
• Also covered soccer, tennis and the Olympics

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