Los Angeles Lakers: Top 5 power forwards of the 2010s

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3. Lamar Odom 2010-11

Lamar Odom only played one season with the Lakers in the 2010’s decade. It was the 2010-11 season, fresh off two straight championships the Lakers looked to make it a 3-peat. It would not happen as they later would hit the Dirk Nowitzki wall in a series Andrew Bynum would eventually lose his mind.

But back to Odom, he was good in the 2010-11 season. At 31 years old he wasn’t in his prime anymore but did manage to suit up for all 82 regular-season games for a second straight season as well as all 10 playoff games. So he showed that he still had durability left as his career was winding down.

He shot a career-high 53% from the field and 38.2% from the 3-point line. His eFG% was also a career-high at 56.8% as well as TS% at 58.9%. His offensive rating of 109.8 and a defensive rating of 102.8, which was good for a +7 net-rating. So he still showed he had a lot of basketball left in him.

His game was special, he was a Lakers fan favorite for so long and he centralized the point forward position. The 2010-11 season alone puts him at the number three position and helped the Lakers yet again be a contender. Unfortunately, this would be his last effective season in the NBA before it took a turn for the worse.