Forward Lamar Odom has been wearing a different colored jersey for the past month or so, trading in Lakers purple and gold for the red, white and blue of Team USA.
Having essentially locked up a spot on the roster as well as in coach Mike Krzyzewski’s rotation, Odom played a total of 32 minutes in last weekend’s scrimmage against China and exhibition game against France.
He totaled nine points, eight boards, two assists, two steals and two turnovers on 4-of-5 shooting, playing well against France (eight points on put-backs) but showing little in 14 minutes against China (one point, one rebound).
To go over Odom’s play thus far and to look ahead at three coming exhibitions (Lithuania, Spain and Greece) as well as the World Championships, we dialed up NBA.com’s John Schuhmann, who’s been covering the team throughout.
Click below to listen to what Schuhmann had to offer about Odom and Team USA: