The trade sending Mo Williams back to Utah and Lamar Odom back to the Clippers is interesting in that both players are returning to the the teams where they started their careers. The deal was finalized once Mo agreed to pick up the option year on his contract.
The Clippers feel they have really helped themselves in that they received a versatile big man who is one year removed from winning the 6th Man of the Year award. With the emergence of Eric Bledsoe, and the need for a tall shooting guard, Mo Williams was expendable.
This trade really works out for Lamar, because he really wanted to return to LA after a dismal season in Texas with Dallas. Since the Lakers were not an option in the light of the fact that they traded Lamar away just last just, the Clippers were the only team that Lamar could go to where he has a chance to reclaim his game and once again become 6th Man of the Year. Or will he be starting at small forward? And could Caron Butler be starting at shooting guard?
LAMAR ODOM -- IT'S TRUE ... I'M CLOSE TO RE-SIGNING WITH CLIPPERS