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Championship Cheers, Offseason Tears: Should The Lakers Go With Odom or Ariza?

Published by on June 15, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

TV announcers have said the Lakers will need to make a change once the playoffs are over.

Lamar Odom and Trevor Ariza have been competing to win their first NBA championship, which they did yesterday. They achieved their goal trying to avoid the fact that one of them won't be on the Lakers next year.

The Lakers have eight players that are owed $74 million dollars next year, assuming Kobe Bryant does not opt out of his contract. That figure is over the salary cap, and it will be a challenge to bring back both players.

There may be a solution though. Jerry Buss said he won't cut away some salary, saying after the 2002 NBA finals, "We're going way over the tax!" 10 players made it back to the Lakers ros...

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