Lamar Odom Desires Return To L.A.

Lamar Odom helped propel the Mavericks to a win on Saturday, after asking his teammates for their support, but according to Ric Bucher of ESPN.com (video link), Odom is still "desperate" to return to Los Angeles.

Having dealt Odom to the Mavs in December, the Lakers are ineligible to reacquire the forward at any point this season. Bucher says the Clippers would love to acquire the 32-year-old, but they don't have the expiring contracts Dallas would want to make a trade work. If Odom does indeed want to return to Los Angeles, a more likely scenario has him being traded or bought out next season by the Mavs.

Odom returned to the Mavericks on Saturday night after an absence that lasted a week and a half. In 33 games this season, he has posted career-lows in points (7.7), rebounds (4.5), and minutes (21.3) per contest.

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Johnmagno
4 years 1 month ago

certainly jim buss would welcome this and would offer a salary no more than $4M…

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Hanielpeniche
4 years 1 month ago

just bring odom be men about this let managment say sorry both sides it was a wrong move welcome him back ….cuz we need him we should have never let him go how do you send a 6th man of the year away and to top it off to our enemy …dallas thats like sending mvp kobe away who does that buss needs to wake up and see both sides of the story odom was hurt and I understand him 100% he felt betrade …but im still a lakers fan for life …just bring back the man ….

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dc21892
4 years 1 month ago

It’s not at all like sending Kobe away.

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Surfsupkim
4 years 1 month ago

It wasn’t wrong – sure, we miss him, but he behaved like a spoiled brat – must be the family he married into – he demanded a trade and got it. Done. Be careful what you wish for LO. Maybe you shoulda stayed out of the circus family?

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Uzdin1
4 years 1 month ago

Professional athletes, like spoiled children who have too much given to them, need good agents/managers who can guide them in avoiding impulsive career-damaging decisions. Where was LO’s agent when he asked to be traded? ILIA

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Julian Nairn
4 years 1 month ago

Hanielpeniche Odom is a grown ass man

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Justinlewis33
4 years 1 month ago

how about adding some periods in your damn paragraph…..stopped reading after the first sentence.

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Andre
4 years 1 month ago

Lakers never would have traded him without thinking they would end up with Chris Paul and possibly D. Howard.

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Just a Thinker
4 years 1 month ago

Yes, Stern really stepped in it this time. Just think, we have 2 more seasons to put up with that fool and then the next fool takes over !

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Pltn249
4 years 1 month ago

Hey, Stern knew what he was doing – New Orleans has been kicking butt and … uh… well… wait, actually, the Hornets suck, don’t they? Uhhhhh, nice going David. New Orleans looks like it has a great future, doesn’t it? Uhhh, not so much.

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Julian Nairn
4 years 1 month ago

Is that the great deal Stern was talking about the old Clippers players Houston is looking good Mr.Stern I think they will make the playoffs what about the Hornets.

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Daryl Peek
4 years 1 month ago

Stern did what Phil Jackson and Mark Cuban warned EVERYBODY he would in 2010 when the league took over the Hornets. Stern is not to blame! Buss and Kupchak are! In their haste to get out of Daddy’s shadow, they did not LISTEN. Now we are stuck in a higher state of self inflicted dysfunction.

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Julian Nairn
4 years 1 month ago

Lets see how the season ends before we start blaming people HOMIE

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Julian Nairn
4 years 1 month ago

Cuban got what was coming to him he help stop the Chris Paul deal and tried to play head games with the Lakers by getting Odom but now his CHICKENS HAS COME HOME TO ROAST!!!!!!

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Pottery
4 years 1 month ago

I think Stern thought he would take money out of the Buss’ pocket, and, at the same time make the Hornets an attractive team ready to be completely rebuilt. Yes, the Hornets need rebuilding.

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JustTheFacts
4 years 1 month ago

I agree with you completely. Kupchak pulled the trigger because he was in the process to cook up a deal that would bring those two stars. Pao stayed put but LO was too “offended” at that point. People hate to admit it but, this is a job were ANYONE can be expendable if the GM believes that it’s in the best interest of the team. With all that said, I DO miss Lamar’s contributions to the Lakers. Time to look ahead for the fans…

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Thewesselskids
4 years 1 month ago

just have to remember that Odom went to Buss office and asked for them to trade him, he got his panties in a bunch and that is what happens….I am sure his wife got in the mix too and didn’t help matters

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Pottery
4 years 1 month ago

I’m sure his sensible wife wanted him to calm the hell down and do his job – so that he stayed in L.A. I seriously doubt she added to the furor.

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alssweets
4 years 1 month ago

Suck it up Odom. There’s a Bank in Every City.lol.

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Art Baumanns
4 years 1 month ago

Wow, no one got this posted correct. First, Jim B. is a big time jerk. You don’t even want to be around him because it is all about him, and his brother is even worst. Second, Odom got his feelings hurt and went to the GM-K. office and demanded to be trade, like right now. The Lakers oblige him and got rid of a large contract. Third, do not believe everything you read, especially on this site. This site is all about rumors and hear say. If you haven’t got it by now, then you still have a lot of… Read more »

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Stevecstewart
4 years 1 month ago

is missing part to lakers offense.
jim buss would be a retard or not give a sh%$ about laker fans if he did not call odom now and figure this out.
lakers fan since early 70s and i hate to see the bs passed down to the fans by either side. there was no need to trade odom, it was front office showing disloyalty FIRST.
dumb a$$es cant even get it right with their dleague players that could assist n team defeciencies

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thomas wesphaguson
4 years 1 month ago

Every since I first learned of Mitch Kupchak’s trading of Laker PF Lamar Odom, I knew that the decision would be a disaster. If Odom did not have at least 11 points, 7 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per game the trade, and Odom’s state of being would be one of controversy, conflict, and discomfort. In addition, the star setting and spotlight which Hollywood and LA provides its players is most distinguished. In addition, Odom-LA is like McNabb-Philly, not easily recreated.

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CATHYT909
4 years 1 month ago

The NBA can do anything that they want to do The Buss family made a huge mistake and that’s okay. Come down off your throne and admit to it. It takes a bigger man to admit to and acknowledge his mistakes rather than just ignoring them!. Bring Lamar Odom back home, to the Los Angeles Lakers, where he belongs!!!

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Just a Thinker
4 years 1 month ago

I agree Jimmie Buss is not his father. However, Lamar had a brat attack. He wasn’t playing that well or consistently when he was here, 6th man or not. No way Lamar coming back is a plus for Lakers.

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Jazzbassist82
4 years 1 month ago

You can have him. His shooting is down 10.6% from career numbers. He’s been worthless for the Mavs. 25% from 3…pitiful.

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lakersnation86
4 years 1 month ago

Are you serious that dude is soft and I actually like the dude but he demanded a trade cuz his feelings were hurt and of course Khloe wasn’t gonna take that. Now that things are different in Texas he wants the palm trees and sunshine back. He had a good thing going here in LA and he blew it because of his wife blowing all those feminine emotions his way.

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Ragsdra Ed
4 years 1 month ago

Time for the Mavericks to TRADE Odom (straight up) to Orlando for Dwight Howard. Just think! The Mavericks will have REALLY made out as bandits by then! The first get Odom (from the Lakers) for nothing,, then they get the superstar Dwight Howard (from the Magic) for just Odom (hee hee)! That should be a shoe-in for the Mavericks to REPEAT as NBA Champions, while both the Lakers AND the Magic become total LOSERS in the overall deal! LMAO!

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Just a Thinker
4 years 1 month ago

Ain’t gonna happen. Odom should find a job tending bar somewhere in Queens.

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Justinlewis33
4 years 1 month ago

……can’t tell if you’re being serious or not. If you are serious, you’re an idiot. If you aren’t, you’re still an idiot…..i’d take Odom over our superstar benchwarmer Luke Walton or Murphy and Mcroberts combined..

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DbarRay
4 years 1 month ago

wow, Odom straight up for Howard, what a great idea. And while we’re at it, you should trade in your wife for Brooklyn Decker LMAO

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Surfsupkim
4 years 1 month ago

the only way the Mavs repeat as champions is is the rest of the league falls off the earth! they were just barely good enough to win it last year – seriously!

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Frank
4 years 1 month ago

Odom belongs in L.A. Like Kobe, Magic, worthy, Fisher etc….he should, in our opinion retire a Leker. Come home Odom, we need ur presence in the paint!!!

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Just a Thinker
4 years 1 month ago

Leker? Come on man !

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