Lamar Odom still has some strong supporters when it comes to his NBA comeback -- including former teammate Jamal Crawford who tells TMZ Sports he thinks the guy still has real talent.
The Clippers star -- and NBA 6th Man of the Year -- told us he's confident the basketball world would embrace Odom ... despite the issues he's had off the court.
"He's so talented," Crawford told us.
As we previously reported, Odom says he's NBA-ready NOW ... and just got an offer to play in the prestigious Drew League in Los Angeles.
Stay tuned ...