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Two For The Money: For the Lakers, Its Likely Ariza Or Odom Next Season

Published by on May 21, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

 

After looking at both players the Lakers pick is not an easy call.

Only LeBron James exceeds Odom's versatility in the league, and his rebounding for the Lakers is invaluable. He is also 29 and reaching the end of the prime of his career. Ariza is the perimeter defender the Lakers have needed to pair with Bryant since Devean George left. He has led the team in scoring on a number of occasions and is very efficient. He pairs with Kobe Bryant better than any player on the team and is still only 23. He isn't however as versatile as Odom and can't play PF.

 I don't think the Lakers could go wrong with either Odom or Ariza if they had to pick only one.

Personally, I would pick Ariza...

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