PLAYA VISTA, Calif. Soon enough, Lamar Odom is going to make his point. Or his detractors are going to make theirs.
Ever since the Clippers traded for the 6-foot-10 Odom last June 29, the question has always been, which Odom are they getting?
For the record, I think Ill be the Lamar of 2010, Odom said Monday after taking part in his first practice in two weeks. Thats the Lamar youre going to get.
After he slogged his way through last season with the Dallas Mavericks, who finally sent him home in April, there are still plenty of skeptics who wonder if Odom is capable of returning to his 2010-11 form, when he won the NBAs Sixth Man of the Year award with the Lakers.
Clippers fans might find out Wednesday night at Staples Center when the team opens the regular season against the Memphis Grizzlies, the team it beat in the first-round of the playoffs.
Odom hasnt played since Oct. 14 because of a bone bruise in his left knee in addition to weight and conditioning concerns, but he sa...