Doc Rivers Wants Lamar Odom

Doc Rivers wants Lamar Odom on the Clippers

8/16/13 in NBA   |   natsaar   |   160 respect

Apr 30, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA;  Los Angeles Clippers power forward Lamar Odom (7) pulls in a rebound in the first half of game five of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs against the Memphis Grizzlies at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY SportsLamar Odom has had a rough off-season since getting caught up in the Hollywood rumor mill about his alleged affairs.

It seems he might be staying in Los Angeles though, so that’s one less thing he has to worry about.

Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! is reporting:
 

Clippers coach Doc Rivers patiently waiting to sign Lamar Odom after getting rave reviews about how great a teammate he is, source tells Y!

— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) August 16, 2013

One of the rave reviews about Lamar Odom given to Doc Rivers came from former Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro.

— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) August 16, 2013
Odom being a good teammate has been echoed nearly everywhere he’s been (minus Dallas), and was a major sentiment in the botched trade when he was still with the Lakers.

He played well enough last season, but he also wasn’t under any emotional duress. Odom has proven that he can perform well in the midst of distractions, like when he first joined the Kardashian media circus. However, it’s when there are negative things going on in his life that the baller seems to crumble.

If there is anything going on in his personal life, I’d find it hard to rationalize signing him. We’ve seen where that road led recently, and it’s about as ugly as possible.

Take a look at his numbers and see what you think.
 
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