The Los Angeles Lakers have discussed a trade that would send Lamar Odom to the Philadelphia 76ers for Andre Iguodala, reports Sam Amick of SI.com. Amick reports that the two teams recently talked about the detail, but it's unclear whether the rumor is still alive or was dismissed by either team.
The talk comes on the eve of the 2011 NBA Draft, where both the Lakers and Sixers have actually remained rather quiet. L.A. has four second-round picks, and the 76ers have the No. 16 pick in the first round. Neither have been rumored much in terms of trades, though a report from the Los Angeles Times Wednesday did suggest the Lakers were rejected by the Minnesota Timberwolves in a proposed trade that would have sent Odom north for the No. 2 pick.
Iguodala, due $44 million over the next three seasons, is a stud defensive wing and a versatile offensive player. Odom has just one year left on his contract; he serves as a back-up power forward in the Lakers' star-packed big man rotation featuring Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum.
Amick also reports that a rumored deal cutting out Odom and the Lakers in which the Sixers would get the No. 2 pick for Iguodala is possible.