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The Los Angeles Clippers selected Furkan Aldemir of Turkey in the second round of the NBA draft Thursday night.
Aldemir, a 6-foot-10, 230-pound forward, averaged 8.3 points and 6.7 rebounds for Galatasaray Medical Park in Turkey last season.
This was the second straight year the Clippers did not have a first-round pick. They drafted Trey Thompkins and Travis Leslie, both from Georgia, in the second round last year and neither played more than 24 games in the NBA.
The Clippers are without a general manager after Neil Olshey left to become GM of the Portland Trail Blazers. Coach Vinny Del Negro, President Andy Roeser and director of player personnel Gary Sacks are the team's primary decision-makers.
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HE LOVES L.A.
According to a person with knowledge, Lamar Odom is getting his wish and will return to Southern California as a member of the Clippers via a three-team deal.
BallertainmentWelcome “home,” L.O.!
Lamar Odom is a Los Angeles Clipper — again.
According to the Los Angeles Times,
Odom was acquired by the Clippers Friday in a four-team deal that sends guard Mo Williams to the Utah Jazz and a trade exception from Ttah to the Dallas Mavericks. The Houston Rockets will recieve the rights to the Clippers second-round draft pick, Furkan Aldemir...
The agent for Mo Williams confirmed Friday that his client will be reunited with the Utah Jazz as part of a three-team deal that will send Lamar Odom back to Los Angeles for a second chance with the Clippers.
Mark Bartelstein said the deal was finalized about 3:45 p.m. MDT and Williams is expected to hold a news conference in Salt Lake City next week.
The Jazz drafted him in 2003...
Every player that has spent an extended period in the Association, has experienced at least one game during their career, that they would like to bury in the dark recesses of their memory bank. Veteran forward Lamar Odom, is attempting to go through that process, on a grander scale. The player who received the NBA Sixth Man Of The Year Award in 2011, is trying to distance himself...
Los Angeles Clippers guard Mo Williams officially picked up his option for next season, which clears the way for a three-team trade that will send the Dallas Mavericks' Lamar Odom to the Clippers and Williams to the Utah Jazz. Williams' agent, Mark Bartelstein, told ESPNLosAngeles.com about the deal Friday. The trade allows the Mavericks to relieve themselves of Odom...
Unhappy forward Lamar Odom was traded by the Mavericks to the Los Angeles Clippers Thursday evening as part of a three-team deal that also featured the Clippers sending Mo Williams to the Utah Jazz. The deal was first reported by the Dallas News and was contingent on Mo Williams picking up his option for next season, [...]
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Mo Williams will be reunited with the Utah Jazz as part of a four-team deal that will send Lamar Odom back to Los Angeles for a second chance with the Clippers.
William's agent, Mark Bartelstein, initially told The Associated Press the deal was finalized about 3:45 p.m. MDT Friday, and the Jazz and Clippers officially announced it in releases three hours...