1. Odom enters negotiations with the Lakers. Odom is reportedly seeking $10m/year while the Lakers are seeking a deal closer to $7m/year.
2. Kobe is asked if Lamar is returning to the world champion Lakers. “I hope so. He better be,” Bryant replied. Portland Trailblazers are reported to have “lukewarm interest” in Odom.
3. Lakers reportedly up their offer to $8m/year.
4. With negotiations seemingly stalled, Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak is quoted as saying he remains “hopeful” that a deal can be reached.
5. Lakers owner Dr. Buss pulls the current offers off the table. Numerous reports cite him as being upset with Lamar’s lack of a response. Others cite Lamar’s negotiations with other ball clubs such as the Miami Heat.
6. The L.A. Times reports that the offers that were pulled included an offer for $10m/year for 3 years and $9m/year for four years.
7. Website “Blacksportsonline.com” reports having the scoop that Lamar had a new offer from the Lakers for $10m/year for four years.
8. L.A. Times quotes sources close with the negotiations as being back on and “productive.”
9. Reports come in that Odom is leaning towards signing with his former team, the Miami Heat.
As most of the information contained in this timeline was gathered using news sites and blogs, all dates and figures should be taken with a grain of sand. If you have evidence that a date or figure is wrong, please note it in the comments and it will be updated accordingly.