His reference to plus/minus and how his has dropped is interesting, both because it's unusual to hear players measure themselves by new metrics (even relatively simple ones) and in how that stat fits so well into Odom's view of good play. "My team played better when I was on the floor." Did I score a bunch of points? Grab rebounds? Make assists? Maybe all of those, maybe none, but when I played my guys scored more than the opposition.
Andy asked Odom if you can make a goal simply out of making your presence felt, whether the results translate to traditional box score numbers or not. "That's the whole point," Odom replied. "That's the point of me saying what's good basketball and what's not good basketball."