Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said today he’s hopeful of gaining a sense of clarity in his talks with Lamar Odom’s agent, Jeff Schwartz. “I’m hopeful there will be some clarity in the next couple of days,” Kupchak said. “I think Lamar probably needs to work his way through. Maybe it’s helpful for him to see other players sign and sign for whatever they signed for. Maybe it’s easier to see yourself in that group.” Odom spent several days in Malibu and Las Vegas, unwinding after helping the Lakers win the NBA title last month.