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Lamar Odom beginning to earn Clippers' trust

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07:04 AM ET 12.04 | Slowly, Lamar Odom is beginning to show signs of his old self. He scored a season-high seven points on three-for-five shooting and had six rebounds, four of them on offense, in the Clippers' 105-104 victory over the Utah Jazz. Odom was at his best in the fourth quarter, when he scored five of his points and had four of his rebounds. "Slowly but surely, it's coming," Odom said. "I've just got to keep taking my time. I'm getting better in practice. All I can do is keep plugging away game by game." Odom had a three-point play in the fourth quarter that pulled the Clippers to within three points. He later scored to keep the Clippers within striking distance. Even with the game on the line, Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro used Odom to inbound the basketball, showing how much trust he has in Odom. "He was active," Del Negro said. "He's starting to get his timing back. It's going to take some time, but he's a weapon out there for us and he's only going to get better with time."

Los Angeles Times

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December 4, 2012  08:01 AM ET

"He scored a season-high seven points..." Woah!! He scored at the level of a 3rd String PF? Mr Kardashain must be on the right track... Lmao...

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December 4, 2012  08:42 AM ET

Wow! Seven points huh?!? Odom has always been a wasted talent...could have been one of the best players if he put his heart in it

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December 4, 2012  09:35 AM ET

What You Do In Life Echos In Eternity, Bro.

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December 4, 2012  12:13 PM ET

Dang, 7 pts and 6 boards, put this man on the all-star team!

December 4, 2012  12:39 PM ET

The question is, has he started earning his salary or is he a freebie?

December 4, 2012  01:16 PM ET

Clips should sign his wife. She is space filler that can crash the boards.

December 4, 2012  04:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Clips should sign his wife. She is space filler that can crash the boards.

lmao!

December 4, 2012  07:05 PM ET
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He was used to inbound a ball????Get him the key to the city ASAP

duh

December 4, 2012  07:06 PM ET
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Clips should sign his wife. She is space filler that can crash the boards.

ya think

December 4, 2012  07:06 PM ET
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What You Do In Life Echos In Eternity, Bro.

the Clips will still be the clips

December 4, 2012  07:07 PM ET
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"He scored a season-high seven points..." Woah!! He scored at the level of a 3rd String PF? Mr Kardashain must be on the right track... Lmao...

woah is right

 
December 5, 2012  08:43 AM ET

Unlike most of the posters here, I applaud his return. Lamar was a critical piece in the Lakers championship run and has outstanding talent. He had a setback, now give him a chance to redeem himself.

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