Found April 09, 2012 on
Pro Sports Daily:
Lamar Odom's days with the Dallas Mavericks have come to an end.
The two sides agreed to mutually part ways - although Odom will be listed as inactive, rather than being released, ESPN.com reported on Monday morning.
"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. "I'm sorry that things didn't work out better for both of us, but I wish the Mavs' organization, my teammates and Dallas fans nothing but continued success in the defense of their championship."
In February, Yahoo! Sports reported that Odom asked the team for a buyout but was denied by owner Mark Cuban.
Acquired in a trade with the Los Angeles Lakers during offseason, Odom has been a bust in Big D. The team even considered Odom for a demotion to the NBA Development League.
The reigning NBA Sixth Man of the Year has averaged just 6.6 points after putting up 14.4 with the Lakers ...
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Mavericks president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson, summarizing Lamar Odom's tenure in Dallas: "It's like going to war with wet gunpowder."
Now that Lamar Odom has finally cut ties with the Mavericks but will still be paid for the remainder of the season, he’s pretty much free to do whatever he wants. What would you do for the next few months if your boss paid you to stay away? Would you go on a long vacation? Sit around and do nothing? Get another job and double up on the money? Metta World Peace has an idea for Odom...
A person familiar with the decision says Lamar Odom will not play the rest of the season with the Dallas Mavericks.
Odom will not be waived though he will not play anymore this season for the defending NBA champions, according to the person who spoke Monday on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because an official announcement had not been made by the team.
More details regarding Lamar Odom's untimely exit from Dallas are emerging, and it would seem that an argument with team owner Mark Cuban was the final straw.
Lamar Odom asked for a buyout from the Mavericks not long ago, but owner Mark Cuban refused to grant him that request. Now, Odom finally got his way.
The Mavs and Odom severed ties on Sunday, working out an agreement where the versatile forward will not be on the team’s roster but will still be paid for the rest of the season (sweet gig, huh?). Odom will not be waived so that he...
Less than one year after being named the NBA Sixth Man Of The Year, veteran forward Lamar Odom’s basketball career is in limbo as “ESPN.com” reported on Monday that the Dallas Mavericks have deactivated the player for the rest of the season. Odom will ride the rest of the campaign at home while the club will still have him under contract; thus ending a season that was a nightmare...
Lamar Odom’s reign (of disinterest?) in Dallas came to a screeching halt today as it was announced this morning that the forward came to an agreement with the Dallas Mavericks to step away from the team for the rest of the season.
“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...
Odom was practically non-existent in Dallas, averaging a career low 6.6 points and 4.2 rebounds in 50 games.
In a move that comes as no surprise, the Dallas Mavericks have parted ways with frustrated forward LAMAR ODOM. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Monday that Odom, 28, and the Mavericks organization reached a mutual agreement to place the NBA Sixth Man of 2011 on the inactive...
DALLAS (AP) -- Mark Cuban says Lamar Odom wasn't committed to the Dallas Mavericks.
In his first public comments since Odom and the team parted ways, the Mavericks owner said Tuesday night that it was time to move on.
Cuban acknowledged the end came after Odom's four uninspired minutes Saturday night at Memphis. At halftime, Cuban asked Odom like he had several times previously...
Lamar Odom and the Dallas Mavericks have decided to part ways.
Lamar Odom, who has suffered a downward spiral since joining the Dallas Mavericks, has severed ties with the team. On Easter Sunday, the Mavericks allowed Odom to part ways with the team where he is able to leave immediately without actually being released.
The Mavericks will list Lamar Odom as inactive for the remainder...
Standing in what appeared to be an "Apocalypse Now" scene Sunday at Augusta National, Phil Mickelson looked exactly as one might expect after landing knee deep into avoidable trouble of his own making.
A little flustered, and a lot determined.
"I'm going to fix this," he seemed to be thinking to himself as he lined up to play it as it lay.
The Dallas Mavericks finally got back on track following a rough start, but now there's real concern they won't even get the chance to defend their NBA title.
If Dallas does make another playoff push, first-year Mav Lamar Odom won't be along for the ride.
The Mavericks go for a 16th consecutive home win over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night, a day after announcing...