Apr 6, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks power forward Lamar Odom (7) against the Portland Trail Blazers at the American Airlines Center. The Trailblazers defeated the Mavericks 99-97 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE

Lamar Odom traded to Los Angeles Clippers; Mo Williams to Utah Jazz

Lamar Odom didn’t exactly have the best season last year. The Los Angeles Lakers traded him away for basically nothing after their Chris Paul deal fell through and then the Dallas Mavericks eventually dismissed him from the team.

Odom will return to where he started playing in the NBA for next season as he was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers Friday.

Mo Williams went to the Utah Jazz in the 4-team deal. Dallas did it essentially to just get rid of Odom’s salary.

Odom loves playing in cities with good weather. This is not a secret about him. He only wants to play for teams in L.A. or Miami.

Odom had a very tough year last year but may be revitalized on the Clippers with Chris Paul and Blake Griffin.

Odom is always a piece that any team could use and the Clippers for sure. If he can bounce back next season and return to his old self the Clippers could make a lot of noise in the Western Conference.

Dallas also received the draft rights to Tadija Dragicevic and the Clippers sent their recent draft choice Furkan Aldemir to Houston as part of the deal.

Tags: Blake Griffin Chris Paul Dallas Mavericks Houston Rockets Lamar Odom Los Angeles Clippers Los Angeles Lakers Mo Williams Trade Utah Jazz

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