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AP source: Odom back to LA with Clippers, Mo Williams back to Jazz, Mavs get exception

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2012, file photo, Dallas Mavericks' Lamar Odom, top, reaches over Utah Jazz's Paul Millsap (24) while competing for a rebound as Mavericks' Vince Carter, below, watches in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas. A person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press, Thursday, June 28, that Odom is headed back to Los Angeles for a second chance with the Clippers and Clippers' Mo Williams will be reunited with the Utah Jazz in a three-team deal that would net the Mavericks an $8.2 million trade exception. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
June 28, 2012 - 7:29 PM

DALLAS - A person with knowledge of the deal says Lamar Odom is headed back to Los Angeles for a second chance with the Clippers and Mo Williams will be reunited with Utah.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday night because a three-team deal between the Dallas Mavericks, Clippers and Jazz is contingent on Williams invoking his $8.5 million player option for next season. That person told The Associated Press that would happen by Friday.

The Jazz drafted Williams in 2003, and are using a trade exception created by dealing Mehmet Okur to New Jersey last year. Dallas gets an $8.2 million trade exception instead of having to buy out Odom's deal for $2.4 million.

The Dallas Morning News first reported that a deal had been struck.

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