Monday , Mar , 09 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Is Phil Jackson Concerned about Lamar Odom’s Slump? ‘Yes.’

Lakers Coach Phil Jackson had a succinct answer when asked whether he was concerned about Odom’s decline: "Yes."

Jackson noticed Odom changed his free-throw approach against Minnesota, and that led to a conversation, with Jackson saying Odom may have "got up on the wrong side of the bed or something happened to him.

"We know he can have little sessions of doubt or doldrums or whatever. He’ll get it back."

Odom tinkered with his free-throw shooting, saying he tried to "baby the basketball a little bit," which caused him to miss all four attempts.,0,773960.story