Lakers taking the right approach with Odom

By Jason Wojciechowski on September 22, 2008 at 1:10 AM

This post mentions that the Lakers are talking with Lamar Odom about playing point forward, about being a sixth man, playing the two, the three, the four, all kinds of things. Anyone who's been reading knows that this is precisely the approach I want L.A. to take with Odom -- be flexible! He's a unique player who can cause matchup nightmares with anybody, a good defender, a great rebounder, a guy with the attitude and skills to be an offensive facilitator. We'll see how it actually plays out in-season, of course, but I think the fact that the Lakers are talking to Odom about his role combined with the fact that Phil Jackson is perhaps the coach least afraid to think outside the box in the NBA bodes well.