Lamar Odom (pictured), who once upon a time was on his dream team the Los Angeles Lakers and who was later dealt a blow by being traded to the Dallas Mavericks is now reportedly in talks with the L.A. Clippers, reports RadarOnline.
“Lamar’s agent is in talks with the Clippers,” a source close to the 6’10″ hoop star told RadarOnline.com. “He and [wife] Khloe are thrilled that he’ll be returning to the team and that they will get to stay in L..A and be close to their families. Lamar wants to return to Los Angeles and the Clippers want him. They just need to work out finances and contractual issues.”
Odom had a disastrous season with the Mavericks, averaging career lows in almost every statistical category: 6.6 points and 4.1 rebounds per game. Odom appeared to be totally unable to blend in and play his game with a team he had never been with before. Struggling with his personal issues and internal battles, Lamar eventually could not overcome adversity off the court to perform well.
Ironically, Odom was once a Clipper from 1999 to 2003, and in his first season with them, he averaged 16.6 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game. But in 2001, he was suspended, after being caught using marijuana.
Will Odom’s lackluster performance with the Mavericks drive his price tag down low enough so that the Clippers might want to take a chance on him? Will the professional team want to be billed as a supporting cast in Odom’s reality show world? Will Odom go from “nowhere man” to “sixth man” ever again?