Originally written on TheProBasketballTalk  |  Last updated 11/9/14
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On Monday the Dallas Mavericks and two-time NBA Champion and 2011 Sixth Man of the Year Lamar Odom parted ways with Odom becoming officially deactivated for the remainder of the season and playoffs. Odom will still be under contract with the Mavs until the off-season but will not be eligible to compete in any games for Dallas or any other franchise as the deadline to sign players that can be active in the playoffs passed on March 23. Considering Odom's immense talent, this is not a common move for a team like the Mavericks who are defending the banner they hung in the rafters of the American Airlines Center in Dallas signifying their NBA Finals victory over the Miami Heat last June. But to anyone following the Mavericks and the NBA, this really doesn't come as too big of a surprise. This had been building all season and there are many factors at play here, so where do we point the finger?Lamar Odom: Not too many people knew this before this whole ordeal began, but Lamar Odom is a pr...
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