Looks like Lamar Odom is getting tired of that Mavericks uniform and wants to go play with his friends in New York. If he went there some damage could definitely be done with the players they already have on the squad. Here’s a more in depth look.
The Mavs will attempt to trade Odom before June 29. Any team that has Odom on its roster by that date will be responsible for paying him the $2.4 million in guaranteed money he’s owed next year.
If Dallas can’t get rid of Odom in a trade, it will likely waive him and be responsible for paying Odom his guaranteed money. That’s something Dallas would obviously rather avoid.
If the Mavericks are forced to waive Odom, he would become a free agent. In that scenario, the Queens native would likely be looking at a significant pay cut from the $8.2 he was scheduled to make this season.
Would he be interested in coming to New York at a discounted rate?
A source with knowledge of Odom’s thinking says yes. The source says the Knicks would be “on the top of his list” if Odom became a free agent.
“Lamar is big on being comfortable,” the source said. “And New York is somewhere he can be comfortable.”_ Source
Even though Lamar Odom is on the Dallas Mavericks now, Metta World Peace still wants him to come back and play for the Lakers. Before he can do that Lamar would have to have some other job, so this is what World Peace had to say about the matter.
“Maybe he can come back and be a ball boy and then next year, come play,” he said last night after the Lakers beat the Hornets. “That’s what he should do. He’d be the first ball boy in the NBA that can play. Come back; get the towels and next year, play. Why not?”
I’m not the biggest fan of posting about the Kardashians, but I guess this is big news. Apparently there have been rumors floating around that Khloe and Lamar were talking about divorce, those rumors are not true now according to Khloe. For the full report on everything that happened with this situation click here.
If you have eyes you’ve probably seen all over the place that Lamar Odom is being traded to the Mavericks. Kobe Bryant was interviewed about that trade earlier and wasn’t too happy about it. My favorite quote has to be “Don’t anticipate what I’m thinking”.