Updated: August 5, 2003, 11:19 AM ETBy By Terry Brown | NBA Insider
Miami Heat: The Heat are ready to roll the dice on Lamar Odom and are betting a starting salary of $10 million per season and a contract for up to five seasons will be enough to make the Clippers back off. The Miami Herald is reporting the team could sign Odom to an offer sheet as early as today and then the Clippers will have 15 to days to either match it or part company with the versatile small forward. Philadelphia 76ers: The Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that Derrick Coleman will remain a Sixer for at least two more years. The deal is worth between $10 and $12 million though Coleman is still trying to get a third year guaranteed in the deal. The Sixers had hoped to acquire another big an in the off season but were unable to do so, therefore making the re-signing of Coleman a necessity. Minnesota Timberwolves: Just when you thought it was safe to fill in your final Minnesota roster, general manager Kevin McHale makes another move. With Gary Trent on the verge of re-signing with the team for the veteran's minimum, McHale has his sights set on another perimeter player first. And the Pioneer Press is reporting that player could be Jimmy Jackson. "There's always a chance something could happen with Gary, but right now we're zeroed in on adding another perimeter player,'' coach Flip Saunders said.