Lamar Odom will try to revitalize his career back where he started it.
The Dallas Mavericks traded Odom to the Los Angeles Clippers as part of a four-team trade on Friday.
The Clippers sent guard Mo Williams to the Utah Jazz. Utah will use the trade exception it created in the Mehmet Okur deal with New Jersey this past season to take on Williams’ contract.
The Mavericks also will create their own trade exception worth $8.9 million by shedding Odom’s contract without taking any salary back.
Dallas also received the draft rights to forward Tadija Dragicevic from Utah and cash considerations from the Houston Rockets. The Clippers sent the draft rights to second-round pick Furkan Aldemir to Houston.
When he left in 2003, Lamar Odom referred to his time with the Clippers as “basketball hell.” But nine years is a lifetime in the NBA. Welcome home, Lamar, writes TrueHoop’s Kevin Arnovitz.
Utah also received the draft rights to Shan Foster from the Mavericks.
All parties essentially had agreed to the deal Thursday, but it could not proceed until Williams made a firm decision on whether to pick up his $8.5 million option for next season, which he did Friday afternoon.
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