Lamar Odom No Longer Playing for Dallas Mavericks
Where will Lamar Odom end up next?
The 32-year-old NBA player announced he will no longer be playing for the Dallas Mavericks Monday, despite joining the team just four months ago. "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 told ESPN in a statement.
According to ESPN, Odom will likely be listed as inactive for the rest of the season. Instead of being formally released, the Mavericks can trade him after the season ends 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."
During his four-month stint with the Mavericks, Odom was temporarily reassigned to Dallas' D-League (development league) to tend to personal matters.
Odom has previously played for the Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers. When he was traded to the Dallas Mavericks in December, his wife Khloe Kardashian, 27, left California -- and her family -- to support him.
"What we have is pure and it's always going to be here," she said on their E! reality show, Khloe and Lamar.