Daily News sports columnist Vincent Bonsignore wrote this breaking item on Lakers Lamar Odom and Pau Gasol out of El Segundo, where the team is practicing. We are posting it so you’ll know the latest on the two players who are part of a rumored trade:
By Vincent Bonsignore, Daily News Staff Writer
EL SEGUNDO — Lamar Odom came to the Lakers training camp on Friday at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, met with Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak and left shortly after.
Pau Gasol also came to the practice facility but did get out on the floor, one day after he and Odom appeared destined to be part of a three-way trade that would have brought point guard Chris Paul to the Lakers.
Gasol would have been shipped to Houston, which would have sent Kevin Martin, Luis Scola, Goran Dragic and a first-round draft pick, along with Odom, to New Orleans.
Within hours of the trade reportedly being agreed upon, NBA commissioner David Stern vetoed the deal Thursday.
In a statement released Friday, Stern said the “final responsibility for significant management decisions lies with the commissioner’s office in consultation with team chairman Jac Sperling.
The Lakers are suppoed to practice until 2 or 3 p.m., at which point the Lakers will be available to the media. Stay tuned as to whether Odom or Gasol have anything to say.