TheLakeShow: Odom Deserves Sixth Man Award

Posted: 6th January 2010 by John Engel in NBA
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In the NBA, the sixth man is one of the most important players on the entire team. Not only do they relieve the starters and give them much need rest, but they are the first player to step in when there's an injury in the lineup. For the Los Angeles Lakers, Lamar Odom has not only been a force off the benchùhe's averaging just under 10 points and 10 rebounds per gameùbut he has been a superfluous replacement while both Ron Artest and Pau Gasol both heal from injuries. Odom, who signed a three-year $25 million contract thisáoff season, was once frustrated with the lack of minutes he was getting as a nonstarter (31 MPG), but has now become the perfect supplement to the high powered offense in Los Angeles. Unselfish play and the desire to win are what makes Odom the uniqu ...

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