Report: Mavericks send Odom to Clippers
JUN 28, 2012 3:37p ET
According to Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News, the Mavericks have agreed to send Odom to the Los Angeles Clippers in a three-way deal that would move guard Mo Williams to the Utah Jazz and leave the Mavericks receiving a trade exception.
Williams is the key piece to the trade because he needs to exercise his $8.5 million player option for next season. If he declines, Williams will become a free agent.
Sefko wrote that trading Odom would save the club from having to buy out the final year of his contract, saving the Mavs $2.4 million against the salary cap.
Odom, who was traded to the Mavericks in December, never enjoyed his time in Dallas. A year after earning Sixth Man of the Year honors with the Los Angeles Lakers, Odom posted his worst career numbers, averaging 6.6 points and 4.2 rebounds per game. Odom and the Mavericks agreed to part ways on April 9, causing him to miss the final nine regular season games and all four playoff contests. It’s been widely reported that Odom, 32, wanted to return to Los Angeles.
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