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Odom has a long way to go before he plays in the NBA again.
What a difference two years can make.
Two years ago, Lamar Odom was the reigning Sixth Man of the Year, coming off of yet another well-balanced season for the Lakers, in which he averaged 14.4 points per game, 8.7 rebounds per game and 3 assists per game.
Flash forward to now and we really don't know if we'll ever see Odom play basketball again.
There have been reports of heavy drug use, which he has denied. While we don't know exactly what is going on with that, what we do know is that Odom is nowhere near playing basketball again.
Odom would be a lot higher if we knew more about his situation, but we don't. And for now, it's safe to speculate that NBA teams will be steering clear of Odom until he gets his life back on track.
But if he can get his head on straight, he'll immediately become one of the top free agents on the market. While he was not great with the Clippers last season, he's a versatile bench player who can impact the game on both offense and defense.
Hopefully, he defeats whatever demons he's facing and can eventually return to the NBA.
Teams That Should Be Interested
Lakers: If and when Odom is fit to return, his first choice will be the Lakers. Considering his relationship with Kobe and management, this is the best bet.
Clippers: The Clips were interested in bringing Odom back but quickly moved on to Antawn Jamison after his life started spiraling out of control. It's a long shot, but it's hard to see Odom playing anywhere but Los Angeles after the way his tenure in Dallas went.