Lakers and Clippers Reportedly Still Interested in Lamar Odom

by November 14, 2013

Should Lamar Odom get his life together, an NBA job may be waiting for him. According to ESPN, the Clippers and Lakers continue to show interest in the veteran forward: “Sources said that the Clippers and Lakers — who both registered interest in signing Odom this past summer until his private life became a near-daily subject for the tabloid media — will have renewed interest in the 33-year-old if he indeed makes a comeback this season. Odom recently began training again with an eye toward making a return to the floor during the second half of the season, sources have said. Sources stressed, though, that neither the Clippers nor the Lakers have had recent contact with Odom beyond calls inquiring about his personal welfare. Odom has a positive history with both the Clippers and Lakers that sources say keeps the door open for a return as long as he can convince those teams he can get back into basketball shape and is committed to resurrecting his NBA career after a worrying string of headlines that included allegations of drug use and an August arrest on a DUI charge. Of course, because of the nature of Odom’s recent issues, sources say both teams would proceed ‘carefully’ in evaluating the former NBA Sixth Man Award winner, who made it clear during a difficult season with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011-12 that he feels most comfortable playing in L.A.”