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Details on Lamar Odom Planning to Join Lakers Coaching Staff

These past several years have been rough for Lamar Odom, but hopefully this latest news can put him on the right track and in a positive direction.

According to Mark Medina of the Orange County Register, Odom could be looking to join Luke Walton’s coaching staff on the Los Angeles Lakers.

Tuesday’s gathering resembled a near reunion of the Lakers’ NBA title teams in 2009 and 2010. After the workout ended, Lakers coach Luke Walton huddled with associate coach Brian Shaw and former forward Lamar Odom.

Does that mean Odom will join Walton’s coaching staff? Odom said he hopes so, but the Lakers said Walton has simply invited Odom to observe the past two days of workouts. Nonetheless, Walton expressed openness last season about Odom helping the Lakers in some capacity.

Walton has reportedly talked about bringing Odom into a coaching role with the team, as he has also talked with Kobe Bryant and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Odom’s presence could help several young Lakers players, such as Julius Randle and Brandon Ingram.