L.A. Teams Continue to Monitor Lamar and Would Consider Him?

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ClipperKyle32
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The Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers continue to monitor Lamar Odom's progress as closely as they can, and would consider signing the enigmatic free-agent forward should Odom prove that his personal and legal....

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Heediot
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Yes I would.

He is going to help out tremendously, especially on defense where we need him most. Even an out of shape Odom was a very good defensive presence for our bench last year. If he comes back out of shape, he is still a major upgrade for the front-court bench.

rogmatic
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Can the Clippers cut Mullens? If so, I would think hard about that - he just doesn't fit what the Clippers are doing whatsoever.

jarca
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Hollins starting to come around but odom will be a great piece to add for security purposes

Silasie
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It's a big risk with all his personal issues but if he got back to where he was last season bball wise it would sort out our bench very nicely. Just what we need.

Icecoldclipper
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He does not want to be a Clipper why bother? He wants to be a Laker he loves that franchise. If you don't want to be with us then no need for him to here.

Silasie
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If your right that he doesn't want to be a Clipper then I agree, but do we know that or is it just rumor?

toohipcliptoslip
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Beasley didn't get a second chance. He got about 10. We could have gotten him but the FO emphatically said NO

As far as LO I don't get why he wants to be a Laker. They dumped on him and we gave and will give him support. Even after he left and was a horses butt we still considered him family and at least I was happy with his success. He wasn't the best liked guy there at LAL. There is a choice between a lottery team and a contending team. Unless there are locker room issues he's familiar with the guys. maybe his erratic behavior was known about by the team?

Anyway it's all rhetoric at this point. If he really told us in no uncertain terms to fuque off why are we pursuing him?

CP3Heliflopter
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Correction a third chance not second. He would have to prove himself to be the real deal and show that he is serious and over his problems which is probably not going to happen. Worth a 15th man slot if he does these things.

toohipcliptoslip
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I can kinda cut him some slack for last year. The TV show was a stupid move. People know what size your underwear are. Constant divorce rumors. Bad enough in private horrible in public. Being married to a Kardasian. I heard Armenian women are right up there with Jewish American Princesses but never had the possible pleasure.

A reason is "why" .It doesn't mean justification An excuse is something that says it's OK. He has reasons but not excuses.

Heediot
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Let's say the Lakers stink by the time he's ready, y'all still think he wants to be a laker instead of playing on a contender?

Clipswhit
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GTFO with your racial stereotyping.

Amnesty_David_Stern
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I still stand by my decision on a firm NO. Odom hasn't popped up anywhere on the radar for negative sh*t which is good, but you never know what's going on with that guy. He seems to be or was extremely depressed and wreck less. As much as I'd love to see him healthy and in shape our team needs some serious defensive help and soon. We are going to get plowed in the playoffs for a first round exit if we don't find some defense on our team somewhere.

Guys don't need to get 2 blocks or steals a night to play great defense. We are just focusing way too much on offense right now than we are anything else.

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We're 6-3 after the #1 toughest schedule in the league so far. We're doing alright. Better, non crack affiliated options will present themselves later in the season.

A_DOG_NAMED_BUD
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If we're going to get back an ex-Clipper forward, I would prefer we trade for Elton Brand. I know some people on this board still have bitter feelings towards Brand for the way he left the Clippers (I felt the same way for a while) but the guy is undeniably a hard worker which is much more than I can say about Odom. You won't have to worry about him running off to go on a drug binge. Not to mention he's a solid defender and rebounder.

Voyeur
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Is it me, or has our bench looked a little bit better the last couple of games? I mean, I think there was always at least one starter, but still.

CP3Heliflopter
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Man really scared about the Minny, OKC b2b. Could be 2 straight losses.

Battlegun
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Give Lamar a 10-day contract. If he works out to be better than Mullens, sign him. If not, then no wasted money.

tense2
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This would be a win-win situation.

elton_sucks42
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No to Elton Brand. Never. Ever. Forever.

pageC4
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True, the team already has enough damage control to take care of after the Barnes incident

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ClipperKyle32
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@SpearsNBAYahoo: Free agent @RealLamarOdom was at the Clippers facility for nearly two hours today meeting with Doc Rivers & front office, sources tell Yahoo @SpearsNBAYahoo: Odom's meeting was after LAC practice today and players were shocked....

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Voyeur
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I'm feeling benevolent right now and will say that I'm open to it now. However, I feel kinda bad for Jamison who's not even being given a chance.

CP3Heliflopter
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10 day contract. If he plays poorly we cut him fatass. Twisted Evil

Can't be worse than Mullens and even if he is out of shape he is way better defensively than any of our backup bigs. Razz

ClipperKyle32
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I love the move and have been one the top advocates for Lamar's Return!!! Doc can get the best out of Lamar! He won't need a huge role! He will ultimately have the top-most respect....

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WinningBasket
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This is an interesting turn of events for Lamar. If he's completely drug-free and has his head on straight, this might really work well for the Clippers. Doc has good judgment --- he'll be able to determine if Lamar is indeed NBA-ready and worthy of being part of this team.

CapsNClips
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Is it just me or does Lamar seem more appealing now, knowing Doc is interested in him?

paradoxguy
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I anticipate whomever Odom signs with will be for the veteran's minimum, so should be relatively low-risk. Unless there are other big-man candidates available, I also vote for Odom signing with the Clippers if he passes muster with Coach Rivers and the Clippers brass.

CP3Heliflopter
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When you got Mullens and Hollins as your backup bigs it would be smart just to take a look at Odom. They are that bad. Even a washed up Odom would be better assuming he is drug free.

Clippersfan86
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Hell yes! After about a month of seeing Mullens/Hollins I'll personally kiss Odom's feet if he returns. Sure he's a bit of a liability off the court but his teammates all want him back and he will rapidly improve the defense immediately on the bench. More Odom= less Mullens/Hollins.

jarca
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He has to be in shape right off the bat

TreeStinLin
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I hope Odom comes back healthy and he decides to join the Clippers would be a dream come true.

catalyst
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The team needs Odom back! Part of the reason the team sucks at D this season is because we lost defensive players in E-bled and unfortunately our best defensive player last season, Odom. Get him back but make sure that he's drug free and mentally tough not to go in to a drug binge again.

Agent0
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"Looked in good shape" and "is in good shape" are two TOTALLY different things

david
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It does sound like the Clippers are on the verge of re-signing him. If so- welcome back Lamar Odom! Apparently he must be doing well, and in pretty decent shape. Probably not NBA shape yet, however.

CP3Heliflopter
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Looked in good shape is probably still good enough to be better in Mullens. Razz

Worth a shot whether he is in shape or not. Certainly won't make our bench defense worse.

ClipsGForce
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I really hope LO sign with the Clips and be back in the form he was last year. We don't ask him to do much except defend and rebound. He's already have the smarts for that. MY God! Lamar Odom in Docs rivers defensive system will do wonders.

If LO did sign with Clips,

What does it mean for DJ?

Mullens?

Hollins?

Jamison? He's probably never step on the court at all!

Agent0
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Oh I have no problem with signing him, it's not like he's going to hurt, just saying that he might take a while to get in actual shape.

Dunkathon
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I'm all for it so long as Doc and the rest of the team makes sure he doesn't get back on the drugs again. I'm hoping he's actually in semi-NBA shape, but not holding my breathe on that.

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i've seen some pictures of him and he looks skinnier than last year

maybe its the drugs idk but he looks to be in pretty good shape.

pageC4
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Doc will do the right thing. What I'm wondering is why wait so long to sign him if we're still interested. Are we just trying to exhaust all options?

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I don't understand why we signed Jamison. I love the guy, and he proved to still have something left in the tank when he played in preseason, but as a finness power forward he didn't really fit into our plans, so why did we get him?

Silasie
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Doc gave the impression that he knows what he's got in Jamison and is conscious of his age and the length of the season so is saving him for later. But if that is the case it seems weird not to play him at all, cos he could get rusty and it doesn't build chemistry and it must be hard for Jamison phycologically. Wouldn't it be better to play him one game rest him the next or something like that. Or maybe Doc isn't planning on using him at all?

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From the LA Times: Free-agent forward Lamar Odom was at the Clippers' practice facility on Friday afternoon, said NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. No deal was imminent between Odom and the Clippers, the executives said, but there is interest on both sides if Odom has gotten his personal life in order. Odom didn't work out for the team, the executives said. Odom talked with Clippers Coach Doc Rivers and some of his former teammates after the team's practice, the executives said. One executive said Odom "looked pretty good" and that he is "not heavy weight-wise" and is....

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Silasie
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Wow, so it looks like it could actually happen. Frankly I am surprised. But hey if he can get his sh*t together as a player he is exactly what we need.

We can scrap Mullens and only play Hollins when we absolutely have to. Who knows what is happening with Jamison.

I have wondered if getting playing again is just what Odom needs, obviously too much pressure may not be good but having nothing to do and nothing to motivate him can't help much (if he is properly in recovery). Well I hope it happens if it is for the best for him cos it will only work for the team if it works for him. Certainly an interesting twist in the plot line.

ArtMaggot
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If this does happen, please monitor him on the road trips.

DocHollywood
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^^^ Exactly. Hire a full-time "life coach" for road trips. Lamar needs constant support and supervision if he's going to join this team so soon after his drug problems.

Icecoldclipper
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Is there truly no other player that can be had to defend and rebound for vet min? This move is disturbing we know his love affair with the Lakers why does the franchise do this. This is creating a distraction if he want to plays he should do some d league reps first.

Hope everyone is ready if this happens.

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He played here last season without a problem and actually was getting back into shape the whole year! The rumor about him "LOVING THE LAKERS"? How do we know he said that? I LOVE THE....

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