Mavericks Trade Lamar Odom; Acquire The Draft Rights To Tadija Dragicevic
- For Immediate Release
- June 29, 2012
DALLAS - The Dallas Mavericks announced today they have completed a four-team trade and will send forward Lamar Odom to the Los Angeles Clippers. In the deal, Dallas will send Odom to the Clippers and the draft rights to Shan Foster to the Utah Jazz. In exchange, Dallas will receive the draft rights to forward Tadija Dragicevic from Utah and cash considerations from the Houston Rockets. Los Angeles will trade guard Mo Williams to Utah and the draft rights to the 53rd overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, forward Furkan Aldemir, to Houston.
Odom (6'10, 230) was originally acquired by the Mavericks on December 11, 2011 in a trade with the Los Angeles Lakers. During his single season in Dallas, Odom averaged 6.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 50 games.
Foster (6'6, 205) was the 51st overall selection of the 2008 NBA Draft by the Mavericks. He finished his four-year career at Vanderbilt as the school's all-time leading scorer (2,011 points) and first in three-pointers made (367). He was named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year in 2008. Foster spent last season playing overseas for Belfius Mons-Hainaut in Belgium.
Dragicevic (6'9, 246) was the 53rd overall pick in the 2008 Draft by the Utah Jazz. He is a native of Serbia and averaged 10.6 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game for the Angelico Biella in Italy.