The Lamar Odom experiment is officially over in Dallas.
After spending four tumultuous months with the Mavericks—in which the reigning Sixth Man of the Year posted career lows in every major statistical category, missed a bunch of games due to an illness in his family, and even got booed at home by Mavs fans—Odom and the team have agreed that now is the best time to part ways.
"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 recently in a statement to ESPN.com. "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."
And, making matters even worse for Odom? It's too late in the season for him to sign with another team. So, rather than cut him, the Mavericks have decided to make him inactive for the rest of the year with the hopes of trying to trade him in the offseason. So, his season is basically over.
Yeah, we'd say this whole Lamar Odom experiment was a complete and utter failure. Wouldn't you?
[via ESPN Dallas]
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