LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lamar Odom is back in Hollywood and back with his original NBA team.

Odom formally joined the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday following a four-team trade last week. The veteran big man intends to put a nightmare season in Dallas behind him with a fresh new start in his adopted hometown.

Odom was thrilled when the Mavericks engineered a deal to send him back to the Clippers, who drafted him with the fourth overall pick in 1999. The longtime Lakers big man was miserable off the court last season in Dallas, but feels he can return to top form back on the West Coast.

The Clippers gave up guard Mo Williams in the deal, but they’re confident the 32-year-old Odom can regain his form alongside Blake Griffin and Chris Paul.


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.


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