Del Negro Shows Trust in Lamar Odom
Slowly, Lamar Odom is beginning to show signs of his old self.
He scored a season-high seven points on three-for-five shooting and had six rebounds, four of them on offense, in the Clippers’ 105-104 victory over the Utah Jazz.
“Slowly but surely, it’s coming,” Odom said. “I’ve just got to keep taking my time. I’m getting better in practice. All I can do is keep plugging away game by game.”
Even with the game on the line, Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro used Odom to inbound the basketball, showing how much trust he has in Odom.
“He was active,” Del Negro said. “He’s starting to get his timing back. It’s going to take some time, but he’s a weapon out there for us and he’s only going to get better with time.”