Lamar Kardashian can thank Mo Williams for him going back to Cali.
We reported that Mo held the key to a Mavericks-Clippers trade and today he decided he wouldn’t hold up the deal by becoming an unrestricted free agent.
With Mo Williams finally deciding Friday to exercise his $8.5-million contract option, the Clippers and Dallas Mavericks were able to agree to a four-team trade that will bring Lamar Odom back to the Clippers team that drafted him in 1999.
Williams will go to Utah and the Jazz will send the Mavericks a trade exception when the deal becomes offical, probably later today, said sources who were not authorized to speak publicly on the trade.
Odom will make $8.2 million for the 2012-13 season, but the Mavericks could have bought out his contract for $2.4 million by Friday if Dallas didn’t find willing trade partners in L.A. and Utah.