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
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.
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
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.