Breaking down the Lakers' offseason moves

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Offseason Moves

As usual, the Lakers' offseason had more rumors and innuendo than actual transactions; Lamar Odom was traded to half the league on the Internet but stayed put in L.A. in real life. However, that doesn't mean we won't have some drama further down the line. Odom has an expiring deal worth $14 million, and as the Lakers found out last season with Brown, that can be an incredibly valuable currency in trades.