CLIPPERS ACQUIRE ODOM AS PART OF FOUR-TEAM TRADE
Clippers' guard Mo Williams sent to the Utah Jazz and the draft rights to Furkan Aldemir sent to the Houston Rockets
The Los Angeles Clippers today acquired forward Lamar Odom from the Dallas Mavericks as part of a four-team trade also involving the Utah Jazz and Houston Rockets. The Clippers sent point guard Mo Williams to the Jazz and the draft rights to Furkan Aldemir, the Clippers' second round selection (53rd overall) in the 2012 NBA Draft to Houston while the Jazz conveyed the draft rights of Tadija Dragicevic, Utah's second round pick (53rd overall) in the 2008 NBA Draft to Dallas. To complete the trade, Dallas sent the draft rights of Shan Foster, the Mavericks' second round selection (51st overall) in the 2008 NBA Draft to the Jazz with Houston sending cash considerations to Dallas.
This marks a return to the Clippers for Odom, who was originally selected by Los Angeles with the fourth overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft. In four seasons with the Clippers, Odom tallied 15.9 points, 7.3 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 1.3 blocks and 36.0 minutes per game.
Odom left the Clippers as a restricted free agent, joining the Miami Heat prior to the start of the 2003-04 season. After one season in Miami, Odom was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers along with current Clipper forward Caron Butler in the multi-player deal that sent Shaquille O'Neal to the Heat.
The winner of the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year Award following a strong 2010-11 season with the Lakers, Odom has averaged 14.2 points, 8.6 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.0 blocks and 34.7 minutes over his 13-year NBA career. Odom played a crucial role for the Lakers during their back-to-back NBA Championships in 2009 and 2010.
After seven seasons with the Lakers, Odom was traded to the Dallas Mavericks on December 11, 2011. Odom tallied 6.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 20.5 minutes in 50 games played for the Mavericks last season.
In two seasons with the Clippers, Mo Williams averaged 13.6 points and 29.6 minutes per game.
Odom's line is as follows:
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