Clippers pondering passing on Odom

Will the Clips match the Heat's offer for Lamar Odom? One Clippers source thinks it's a bad idea.

Updated: August 20, 2003, 9:23 AM ET
By Chad Ford | NBA Insider
Clippers owner Donald Sterling found his wallet this summer when he (finally) agreed to pay Elton Brand and Corey Maggette a combined $124 million over the next six years.

Did he find a coherent basketball strategy too?

After privately claiming for the past week that the Clips intend to match the Heat's six-year, $65 million offer to Lamar Odom, a source inside the Clippers, for the first time this summer, started dropping hints that the team is considering letting Odom walk.

Chad Ford

ESPN Senior Writer