The Lakers were united in their congratulations for Andrew Bynum, who signed a four-season contract extension worth $58 million on Thursday. Lamar Odom was eligible for an extention, but did not get one by Friday’s deadline. He said he didn’t feel snubbed by the Lakers. Here’s some of what Odom said of his own contract situation:
“”I’m not worried about it. I can’t worry about that. … My contract is up next year, not this year. I get paid to play basketball this year. I can’t complain. I’m in a good position. I can’t let what happened for Andrew affect me, you know what I’m saying? I saw him today outside the building and I couldn’t wait to congratulate him,
“That’s what they decided to do, and I’m all for it (Bynum’s extension). … Me, I’ll just keep playing and doing what they need me to do. … That’s not going to stop what I do. It’s easy to do because I’m playing on a championship-caliber team. I’m good.”
Odom is now eligible to become an unrestricted free agent July 1, which means he can sign a new contract with any team, including the Lakers.