Both the Clippers and Lakers have expressed some mild interest in the forward, though, neither has rushed to retain his services as they’ve filled out their benches.
Q: It’s surprising to me that Lamar Odom is still a free agent. Ira, do you think that Lamar is on our list and what’s your take on Lamar coming to Miami? — Gago, Los Angeles.
A: Word is Lamar’s preference is to remain in Los Angeles. But if he is amenable to the minimum, I would have to think Pat Riley would find a place for him in Miami. While he has not been the same player the past two seasons, he still would have value as a utility player, if he is willing to accept such a role.
Odom spent last year with the Clippers but was relatively awful in the little playing time he received, averaging just four points a game while shooting a woeful 39% (he shot 35% in Dallas the previous year).