I spoke with someone inside the Lakers organization who said Mitch Kupchak and Lamar Odom agent Jeff Schwartz have been in steady contact since the Lakers pulled their latest contract offer to Lamar last week.
Although the Lakers insider didn’t describe the contact as “negotiations” obviously they aren’t talking about summer vacation plans.
This jives with reports that talks have heated up in recent days, although the insider did say he didn’t sense anything had significantly changed.
On the other hand, the fact that they are talking means both sides are open to a resolution, and when two sides are motivated things can come together quickly.
In any event, I should be getting an update later this afternoon, and if anything is cooking I’ll post it as soon as I can.