Nine years after leaving the Los Angeles Clippers, Lamar Odom is back — and will get a second chance to revitalize his career where he started.
The Dallas Mavericks traded Odom on Friday in a four-team trade that included the Houston Rockets and the Utah Jazz, according to NBA.com. In exchange for Odom, the Clippers sent guard Mo Williams to the Jazz and the draft rights to second-round draft pick Furkan Aldemir to the Rockets.
On April 9 the Mavericks said Odom would be inactive for the rest of the season, when the then-defending NBA champions still had nine regular season games left and were making their push toward the playoffs. That move came two days after a heated halftime exchange during a game between Odom and Dallas owner Mark Cuban, who questioned the player’s commitment to the team.
Odom’s averages of 6.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 20.5 minutes in Dallas were career lows. The 32-year-old Odom has averaged 14.2 points and 8.6 rebounds in 879 career games.