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In his pregame talk with the media, Phil Jackson sounded a little less
certain, and a little more like this was all tied to winning another
title. From the AP story:
Lakers coach Phil Jackson says he hasn’t decided whether he’ll
return for another season on the Los Angeles bench but he might be
compelled to come back if his team wins another championship.
Anything can happen before the Feb. 18 deadline, but the team probably
doesn’t want to spend the big bucks on top of an already huge payroll.
Two seasons ago, with a massive expiring contract of $9.1 million and a
charming penchant for fumbling entry passes, Brown was the Lakers’
ticket to success when the Memphis Grizzlies, dying to cut costs,
gladly took Brown, six weekday passes to Knott’s Berry Farm and a
two-night stay at the Buena Park Good Nite Inn in exchange for Pau
Reporting from New York – Lakers forward Pau Gasol has agreed in
principle to an extension that would keep him under contract through
2013-14, and Kobe Bryant has had ever-improving discussions on a
contract extension that would keep him with the Lakers for the same
Kobe Bryant has not signed a contract extension. In fact, it might not happen at all this season.
Jordan Farmar now has extra motivation, should he need it. So does Adam Morrison.
It was a prevalent theme last season, Lamar Odom and Trevor Ariza facing an uncertain future with the Lakers while in the last year of their contracts.
Quick word from Lamar Odom after Friday’s 97-92 win over the Kings in Las Vegas. LO limped to the locker room at the end of the first half after getting kicked in the right shin, possibly by Sacramento’s Jon Brockman, who was locked in a scrum on the floor with Ron Artest. Josh Powell started the second half, and when Odom tried to enter the game he quickly had to check out, clearly in pain.
No reason to panic, Lakers fans.
Whether free agent Lamar Odom stays in Los Angeles or leaves for the Miami Heat, Las Vegas bookmakers said Monday they don’t anticipate anything that would drop the Lakers from their perch as preseason favorites to win the NBA championship — again.
Shaq can have LeBron. Ron Artest says he’ll take Kobe.
Artest, whose versatility and toughness have made him one of the most coveted and combustible players in the NBA, told CBSSports.com Thursday that he’s signing with the Lakers.