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Then came the trade rumors last summer. Who initiated them and how close they were to being consummated isn't clear, but a deal sending Aldridge to Chicago for Joakim Noah was discussed, several sources said. "Aldridge was available," one league source noted. The Bulls had a chance to correct their draft-night mistake (acquiring Tyrus Thomas and Viktor Khryapa for Aldridge and Demetris Nichols) but ultimately didn't. Bleacher Report

December 14, 2013 Updates

Reality television personality Khloe Kardashian has filed for divorce from her husband of four years, NBA basketball player Lamar Odom, capping months of reports that the couple's relationship had turned rocky. Kardashian, 29, cited irreconcilable differences in seeking to end her marriage in court documents filed on Friday in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Kardashian, a younger sister of the better-known TV celebrity Kim Kardashian, married Odom, 34, a former player for the Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks, in September 2009 after a whirlwind romance. The wedding was featured on the E! channel reality show "Keeping Up with the Kardashians." The couple have no children together. Reuters

December 13, 2013 Updates

In case anyone wondered, free agent forward Lamar Odom is still part of the Clippers' plans. It's just not clear when they might sign him. The Clippers have been ravaged by injuries to the likes of Matt Barnes and J.J. Redick, and they signed veteran Stephen Jackson as a way to help on that front. The Clippers players who endorse his addition had expected to be playing alongside of him by now, but he has been working his way into shape while waiting on the Clippers' word. USA Today Sports

December 10, 2013 Updates

Former NBA player Lamar Odom pleaded no contest Monday to a drunken driving charge and accepted a sentence of three years' probation and three months of alcohol abuse treatment. In a deal with prosecutors, Odom entered the plea to one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence and was also ordered to pay $1,814 in fines and penalties, Los Angeles city attorney's spokesman Frank Mateljan said. Odom had faced a maximum sentence of six months in jail. SI.com

December 9, 2013 Updates

Former NBA player Lamar Odom has pleaded no contest to a drunken driving charge and accepted a sentence of three years of probation and three months of alcohol abuse treatment. Los Angeles city attorney's spokesman Frank Mateljan says Odom entered the plea Monday to one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence. In a deal with prosecutors, he was also ordered to pay $1,814 in fines and penalties. The status of his suspended driver's license will be determined at a separate hearing. Odom was arrested Aug. 30 after his Mercedes-Benz SUV was spotted weaving on a Los Angeles freeway. USA Today Sports

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Odom, whose tumultuous summer included a DUI arrest and the breakup of his marriage to reality TV star Khloe Kardashian, could be ready to help a team as early as mid-January, one person briefed on his condition said. But Odom, 34, did not do any contact basketball drills during his training stint in Rhode Island with McClanaghan, who also trains NBA stars Derrick Rose, Kevin Durant, Kevin Love and others. "He's not ready yet," said a person briefed on his training regimen. CBSSports.com

Odom visited Clippers officials in mid-November to discuss a possible return. The Clippers are continuing to monitor Odom's progress with an eye toward reuniting with the troubled swingman after a mediocre season as a role player last year. Odom, the No. 4 pick in the 1999 draft and a staple of the Lakers' back-to-back championships in 2009 and '10, hasn't been a consistent threat on the floor since the Lakers traded him to the Mavericks in December 2011. CBSSports.com

December 1, 2013 Updates

Christmas, according to one insider, is a more realistic target. The Clippers will undeniably miss Redick for the next six to eight weeks with the eight-year veteran playing the best all-around ball of his career. Don't forget that Matt Barnes has already missed a slew of games before Redick went down. ESPN.com

November 30, 2013 Updates

Rivers, the coach and head of basketball operations, was impressed by Odom’s attitude and condition – “He was actually in pretty good shape, and that surprised me” – when they met Nov. 15 at Clippers headquarters. No further visits are planned, Rivers said, but he has moved the process forward by talking with Phil Jackson, Odom’s former coach with the Lakers, and Vinny Del Negro, Odom’s coach last season with the Clippers before Odom became a free agent. “I’m hoping if things work out, yeah,” Rivers said Friday at Sleep Train Arena, where the Clippers beat the Kings 104-98. “But I just don’t know. I know there’s other teams involved, I think. I honestly haven’t focused on it a lot. But he’s somebody that I’ve always liked, and I like him more now after hearing from Phil Jackson to Vinny to all the players the type of guy he is in the locker room. When I hear that stuff, without saying exactly what I heard, you want him in your locker room.” NBA.com

November 26, 2013 Updates
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The Los Angeles Clippers continue to keep tabs on Lamar Odom, who is working out in Rhode Island with hopes of returning to the NBA this season. Most teams are staying away from the troubled Odom, but the Clippers’ need for a versatile swingman has coach Doc Rivers intrigued. Boston Globe

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Lamar Odom remains the leading candidate to be signed by the Los Angeles Clippers to fill the opening they have in their frontcourt rotation. By far. But there's at least one other known name on the Clippers' list behind Odom in terms of potential in-season signees: Chris Wilcox. ESPN.com

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