Lamar Odom is reportedly close to signing with the Los Angeles Lakers.
The 33-year-old free agent played for the Los Angeles Clippers last season, but performed better in the NBA when he was on the Lakers from 2004 to 2011.
HollywoodLife.com reported that the husband of Khloe Kardashian really looks forward to being teammates with Kobe Bryant again now that the Clippers have decided to start looking in another direction.
"The Lakers desperately need a big man now that Dwght Howard left the team, and since Lamar had his best seasons with the Lakers and he fits well with Kobe, it's a natural fit," a source close to the Los Angeles Lakers said.
"Lamar wants to stay home in LA and the Clippers were an option, but they are moving forward without him, so the best option is the Lakers," the source added. "It's all paperwork and money at this point."
The source revealed that the possibility of the Lakers signing Odom in the next few weeks is very high.
"He will likely sign with the Lakers in the coming weeks, unless he wants to sign elsewhere for more money," the source said.
Enstars reported earlier that Odom was very popular amongst Lakers' fans, winning the Sixth Man of the Year award as a Laker back in 2011, averaging 14.4 points on 53 percent shooting and 8.7 rebounds in 32.2 minutes per game.
Odom won back-to-back championships with the team in 2009 and 2010, but his tenure with the team ended in 2011 when he was traded to the Dallas Mavericks. In 2012, Odom was signed by the Los Angeles Clippers.