Lamar Odom parting ways with the Mavericks may be the biggest recent story out of the Southwest Division, and Odom's former teammate Metta World Peace took the opportunity to weigh in on his friend's next career move. As Dave McMenamin of ESPNLosAngeles.com writes, World Peace's suggestions for Odom ranged from becoming a ballboy to hiking "the biggest mountain in the world." Here's the latest on Odom and the rest of the Southwest:
- Odom's departure could open the door for other Mavericks, such as Yi Jianlian and Brian Cardinal, to receive more playing time, writes Dwain Price of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
- The Hornets are expected to announce the signing of Jerome Dyson today, tweets Jimmy Smith of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Dyson himself tweeted yesterday that he was heading to New Orleans to sign with the team. I'd expect the deal to be a 10-day contract.
- Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle examines the likelihood of Goran Dragic returning to Houston next season. Dragic seems open to returning to the Rockets but would also like to be a starter.