Fairly as a Laker fan, I'm shocked but happy. Lamar Odom comes back to LA which is yet another big jump for the Clippers. Seems like the Clippers are just pushing and pushing, trying to become the #1 team in LA.
Putting Lamar Odom in the mix with Caron Butler, Chris Paul, and Blake Griffin....isn't that just deadly? But is Odom really ready for this season with the Clippers? Lets not forget that he had his WORSE season with the Mavericks last year, but that all was because Odom did not feel comfortable in Dallas.He only averaged 6.6 points and 4.2 rebounds which were career lows. I guess he was still hurt that the Lakers wanted to trade him. But that doesn't matter now. The Clippers also gave Mo Williams to a team that he is somewhat familiar with. The Utah Jazz. Mo only spent one season with the Jazz which was his rookie season then after that season, he was traded to Milwaukee.
What Odom does for the Clippers is that he brings point guard skills in a big man body which is needed to back up CP3. And he is also a very good scorer down low and outside the arc. Odom also has playoff experience, winning 2 straight championships with the LA Lakers in 2009 and 2010. Lamar spent his first 4 years in the league with the Clippers. During that time he was the Clippers right hand man along side Elton Brand. Then Odom signed with the Miami Heat where he teamed up with Dwyane Wade. After one season with the Heat, Odom along side Caron Butler, was traded to the Lakers for Shaquille O'Neal. Odom spent 7 years with the Lakers, winning 2 championships and the 2011 Sixth Man of the Year award. But things started to get emotional for Odom, he was apart of a trade that would send Chris Paul from the Hornets to the Lakers. The Lakers would give up Lamar to New Orleans and Pau Gasol to the Rockets. The trade was eventually denied by the NBA. Then Lamar requested a trade from the Lakers and was traded to the Dallas Mavericks where he slumped big time.