Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers confirmed that the team met with free-agent Lamar Odom on Friday, Nov. 15.
Rivers, who became the new Clippers coach this season after leaving Boston last year described the meeting as "a good conversation," but added that, "it didn't go much further than that," according to ESPN.
The 52-year-old veteran coach said his interest in the 34-year-old troubled forward is strong, but did not discuss any negotiations or contracts.
"I've always had interest in him. I've always liked him," Rivers said. "The teams he's played on and the coaches who have coached him have always liked him, but honestly it really didn't go much further than that."
Rivers revealed that he and Odom had exchanged text messages in recent weeks, before Friday's meeting. His main objective for meeting with Odom in person was simply "just wanting to see him physically and see how he was doing."
Rivers also said that Odom "looked good ... like his weight was really down and he was in good shape, but that doesn't mean a lot."
ESPN reported last week that both the Lakers and Clippers were watching Odom's progress very closely with interest of signing him if proves to put his personal and legal issues aside.
The Clippers currently have 14 players on their roster, but they have been considering several options for that 15th roster spot.
A source close to the situation told ESPN's Mark Stein, that Odom is definitely of high interest.
"I wouldn't say a deal [with the Clippers] is imminent, but I'd be surprised if it doesn't happen," the source said.