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Report: Lamar Odom back with Lakers

July 30, 2009 |  2:34 pm


Lamar Odom will stay with the Lakers, ESPN is reporting, citing "an NBA source."

The reported terms: It's a four-year deal, with the final year being a club option. Total potential value to Odom: $33 million.

The deal could not immediately be confirmed through the Lakers, Odom or his agent, Jeff Schwartz.

Odom, who will turn 30 in November, was a key to last season's Lakers championship run. He averaged 11.3 points and 8.2 rebounds with a team-high 98 blocked shots during the regular season, and 12.3 points and 9.1 rebounds during the playoffs.

Odom was also being pursued by the Miami Heat, who offered him $34 million over five years.

-- Mike Hiserman

Photo: Lamar Odom speaks at a press conference on June 18. Credit: Jae C. Hong / Associated Press