16. Trading Lamar Odom
Right now, a ham sandwich for Lamar Odom might actually seem like a pretty balanced deal. But in 2011, the Lakers unloaded their Sixth Man of the Year, with his 14.4 PPG and 8.7 rebounds, for Dallas draft picks. Ouch. A noticeably unfocused Odom would go on to have his worst year as a professional and the Lakers lacked a presence off the bench, losing to the Thunder in the '12 Western Conference semifinals. They would later use those picks and trade exception to snag Dwight Howard and Steve Nash while Odom is contributing to the Pacific leading Clippers. So far so good, right?