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Los Angeles seems to be the place to be for Lamar Odom’s career. His first two stints in the City of Angels were filled with growing pains and championship glory.
Odom’s time away from Southern California, however, has not treated him well.
He first took his talents to South Beach in the 2003-2004 season, years before the Heat became the team to join in order to compete for a ring.
According to NBA.com, Odom scored 17.1 points per game, which was only .2 points shy of besting his highest average from the 2000-2001 season.
His latest stint outside of Los Angeles did not treat him as well. He put up career-worst numbers in almost every statistical category, most notably scoring 6.6 points per game last season with the Mavericks.
In comparison, Odom has averaged 14.4 points per game as a member of the Lakers and the Clippers. If he is able to get near this mark, then Lamar Odom will have proven to be a worthwhile risk for the Clippers.