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Lamar Odom Could Still Play On The Olympic Team

Lamar Odom may have had a 9.2 PER for the Dallas Mavericks last season, but that doesn't mean Team USA has given up on him:


While it may seem crazy, Odom played extremely well as the starting center on the 2010 World Championship Team, and Coach K turned to him before both Kevin Love and Tyson Chandler.


And with LaMarcus Aldridge, Dwight Howard and Chris Bosh now possibly sidelined with injury, the pool of available big men for the 2012 Olympics is extremely shallow. If Coach K thinks Odom's problems in Dallas were due more to motivation concerns and a poor fit with the Mavericks roster, he might be tempted to roll the dice on a 6'10 point forward with the versatility to defend both interior positions.


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