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Lamar Odom Heading Back to L.A.
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On June 30, 2012 @ 7:51 am In All,Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
The Clippers filled one of their pressing needs to secure a talented big man when they acquired Lamar Odom from the Dallas Mavericks in a four-team trade that sent guard Mo Williams to the Utah Jazz on Friday.
After Williams exercised his $8.5-million player option for next season, the Clippers and Mavericks were able to conclude the deal to send Odom back to the Clippers, the team that drafted him in 1999.
With the versatile 6-foot-10 Odom, the Clippers have a backup big man to play behind power forward Blake Griffin and center DeAndre Jordan.
“I’m looking at this like it’s a good fit to be going back to the Clippers,” Odom said. “I think that the Clippers have some very good pieces. I like the wayChris [Paul] and Blake compete. I think basketball-wise, it’ll be pretty easy for me to play with this team.”
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