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jeffb 04-09-2012 02:05 PM

Mavs and Odom agree to part ways
 
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Lamar Odom's brief and bumpy ride with the Dallas Mavericks has come to an abrupt end.

The Mavericks and Odom spent Easter Sunday working out a parting, according to sources close to the situation, that frees the struggling Odom to leave the team immediately without actually being released.

"The Mavericks and I have mutually agreed that it's in the best interest of both parties for me to step away from the team," Odom said in a statement to ESPN.com.

Sources said Monday that Odom's departure will be immediate and that the Mavericks intend to simply list him as inactive for the rest of the season instead of outright releasing him, leaving open the possibility that they could still trade him after the season in conjunction with the draft. Any team that has Odom on its roster as of June 29 must buy him out by that date for $2.4 million or otherwise accept responsibility for the full $8.2 million that Odom is scheduled to earn in 2012-13.

Even if either side had pushed for a formal release, there is little upside to taking that step now with Odom ineligible to play in the playoffs with another team because he wasn't waived before the March 23 deadline.

One source close to the 32-year-old told ESPN.com that the decision sets Odom up to "clear his head and start getting ready for next season" after his career-low numbers and minutes continued to dip as the season wore on.

Dallas Mavericks, Lamar Odom to sever ties immediately - ESPN Dallas

Barracuda 04-09-2012 02:07 PM

Kardashians bring bad luck. Let it be known.

ClutchCity 04-09-2012 02:15 PM

Lol

jrob23 04-09-2012 02:16 PM

Watch them win the championship and Odom get another ring :cookie:

Toby 04-09-2012 02:24 PM

Mark Cuban saved the Hornets a shitload of bread. Good job.
Odom and his ugly wife should just release a sex tape, then they'd be true celebrities.

Windex 04-09-2012 03:02 PM

I never get why he didn't want to play for a championship team :confused2:

ClutchCity 04-09-2012 03:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Windex (Post 634869)
I never get why he didn't want to play for a championship team :confused2:

The Lakers are not a championship team. He wanted out after feeling betrayed when the Lakers tried to ship him off for Chris Paul. He's a mental midget that is regretting his trade request.

jeffb 04-09-2012 03:14 PM

That's what i don't get. He asks to be dealt...he gets dealt to a contender then has trouble dealing with it. Ridiculous!

jrob23 04-09-2012 03:17 PM

Odom is a very emotional person lol

some players like Jose were able to deal with being traded, that trade getting nixed and then staying with the original team, whereas Odom felt there was no way he could stay a Laker.. i thought a second rounded for him was a huge steal but the Lakers must've been aware that he's fallen off or not interested/motivated in relation to basketball, really no excuse for his terrible play this season.

killabee 04-09-2012 03:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Barracuda (Post 634848)
Kardashians bring bad luck. Let it be known.

reggie bush was really unlucky when the saints won it all...

DonMughal 04-09-2012 04:30 PM

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Originally Posted by ClutchCity (Post 634872)
The Lakers are not a championship team. He wanted out after feeling betrayed when the Lakers tried to ship him off for Chris Paul. He's a mental midget that is regretting his trade request.

I think he means Dallas.

Barracuda 04-09-2012 04:58 PM

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Originally Posted by killabee (Post 634878)
reggie bush was really unlucky when the saints won it all...

Yeah, but he dumped a Kardashian. That = luck.

ClutchCity 04-09-2012 05:54 PM

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Originally Posted by DonMughal (Post 634889)
I think he means Dallas.

Well Dallas is even worse than Lakers. Plus, Odom specifically requested a trade to Dallas, so I'm sure he wanted to play (well) for a "championship" team.

DonMughal 04-09-2012 06:50 PM

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Originally Posted by ClutchCity (Post 634898)
Well Dallas is even worse than Lakers. Plus, Odom specifically requested a trade to Dallas, so I'm sure he wanted to play (well) for a "championship" team.

Where does it say he requested to go to Dallas? I don't remember seeing that, I just remember he didn't want to stay with the Lakers. There is really no reason to under-perform then.

bjjs 04-09-2012 07:29 PM

He's never been that good.

jeffb 04-09-2012 07:30 PM

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Originally Posted by bjjs (Post 634914)
He's never been that good.

lol

Amazing!

LightsOut 04-09-2012 07:52 PM

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Originally Posted by bjjs (Post 634914)
He's never been as good as he could be.

imo

Raptorman 04-09-2012 08:06 PM

At least he's giving the Mavs back his whole salary for playing like a suck all season and putting out 50%.


HAHAHAHAHA....late April Fools.:cookie:

bjjs 04-10-2012 12:05 AM

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Originally Posted by LightsOut (Post 634922)
imo

I agree with that. I would also say that Jackson got about as much as he could get out of Odom as a role player beside Kobe.

Odom's problem is he loves shooting from outside but he isn't a great shooter.

ClutchCity 04-10-2012 07:54 AM

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Originally Posted by DonMughal (Post 634908)
Where does it say he requested to go to Dallas? I don't remember seeing that, I just remember he didn't want to stay with the Lakers. There is really no reason to under-perform then.

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Odom's representatives pushed for the trade to Dallas after it became known that the Lakers had agreed to trade Odom to the league-owned New Orleans Hornets as part of a Chris Paul blockbuster that was ultimately vetoed by NBA commissioner David Stern in his role as the Hornets' lead decision-maker.
Dallas Mavericks, Lamar Odom to sever ties immediately - ESPN Dallas


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