Originally written on Beyond The Buzzer  |  Last updated 10/25/14
But for the first time he is actually able to laugh when he’s asked about how Odom has changed. “Have you looked at him?” Del Negro said. “He’s lost 12 pounds. He’s going to lose more. He’s working. You’re going play better. You’re going to move better. You’re going to get more confident. You’re going to feel like yourself again. That’s what he’s doing.” One of the biggest visible areas of improvement for Odom has been his physique after losing 12 pounds. He’s aiming to lose an additional 5 to 10 pounds after coming into training camp weighing 260. Odom missed the last five games of the preseason and nearly three weeks of practice as he dealt with knee problems associated with being out of shape. Even when he returned, he didn’t make much of an impact. He averaged just 1.6 points and 2.8 rebounds the first month of the season. This month Odom is averaging 5.7 points and 7.3 rebounds. He has a grabbed 30 rebounds over his last four games, including a season-high 11 over the Dal
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