Lamar Odom may end up back in LA with his old team. No, not THAT team. The team that drafted him, the Los Angeles Clippers (Clipper Nation stand up.)
The Los Angeles Clippers have engaged in trade discussions to bring Lamar Odom back to the L.A. team that drafted him, according to sources close to the situation. Yet the deal, sources said, could hinge on the willingness of a third team to take on the contract of Clippers veteran guard Mo Williams … Sources told ESPN.com on Tuesday that one team to express interest in Williams is the Los Angeles Lakers, who still have a trade exception big enough to absorb Williams’ contract that they created when they dealt Odom to Dallas.
If you recall, I mentioned last week that the Clippers might not be a bad landing spot for LO IF he and owner Donald Sterling can get beyond the way things ended the first time around. The Clippers are putting together a nice core. Chris Paul as another season left on his contract and is looking to convince Chauncey Billups to return for one more season.
Th Mavericks have reportedly asked Odom to change the buyout date for his contract – the date id June 29th, the Mavs would like to extend it to sometime next month.