Lamar Odom, a 6’10” 30 year old forward remains the most enigmatic of players.  He may give you a double double in points and rebounds, or he may have so few as you can count them on one hand.  I believe his inconsistent play frustrates fans, his teammates, coaches, and management.  The double-edged sword here is that his potential, like Andrew Bynum’s, is great enough that every trade rumor features him, and his salary is great enough that you could envision the Lakers doing it.  Growing up in New York, his favorite player was Magic Johnson.  And in his youth, Odom was an AAU teammate of Elton Brand and Ron Artest; his friendship with Ron-Ron would be another reason to keep him a Laker.  Lamar was drafted by the Clippers after playing at Rhode Island, then spent one year in Miami.  He came to the Lakers with Brian Grant and Caron Butler when Shaq was traded to the Heat.  This will be his 12th season in the NBA.  He is the Lakers 6th man and his main role is back-up to Pau Gasol at power forward position.  He’s also capable of playing minutes at the small forward.  Last season, he played in all 82 games, 38 as a starter, and averaged 11 points and 10 rebounds.  This summer he was a major contributor on the US Team that won the gold medal in Turkey.  He also has a bronze medal from the 2004 Athens Olympics.  In case you hadn’t heard, he’s married to Khloe Kardashian.