This season was a world wend for both the Lakers and Laker fans. Going into the season the Lakers had one of the best teams on paper. They had just about the same team that they had when they won the NBA championship. The began the year playing mediocre and the organization was not happy with what they were seeing, so they began to look at trading some of their players. They originally tried a blockbuster trade for one of the best point guards in the league (Chris Paul). They were going to give up power forward Lamar Odom and power forward/center Pau Gasol. Both players were key for the Lakers when they won the championship.
The Chris Paul trade never ended up happening but multiple trades did happen due to players that were going to be traded getting mad at the organization. Lamar Odom came out publicly saying how hurt he was that he was going to get traded and demanded to be traded. The Lakers ended up trading Lamar Odom to the Dallas Mavericks for damn there nothing ( a draft pick). Then after Lamar got traded the Lakers ended up trading another key man on the team which was their starting point guard Derek Fisher for their current point guard Ramon Sessions. The Lakers performed well during the year but you can tell that the players they traded really hurt the team. The Lakers ended up losing in the second round of the playoffs and let it be known that they were looking to trade for some help.
What amazed me was that Lamar Odom, and another former Laker Trevor Ariza are some of the top players that the Lakers are trying to get back in L.A. Lamar Odom has expressed that he loves L.A. and many think that he would be open to coming back, while there is not a lot said about Trevor Ariza. If the Lakers were to get both former players back, their team would be much stronger and many would consider them being championship contenders. As a Laker fan myself I hope they pull the trade off so we can get back to winning championships, because we were missing pieces on the team and adding both Lamar and Trevor would help dramatically.