Originally Posted by nsab3001
No I don't think so. The Mavs didn't fully waive him, they just permanently put him on the inactive list. I think the mavs are going to try to use his contract to trade during the off season as an expiring contract.
Someone already cleared that up brotha....
The Dallas Mavericks and forward Lamar Odom have reached an agreement to end their relationship, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Monday.
Odom would not be released from the squad, however. Instead, he will be listed as inactive until the end of the season. The Mavericks then could trade him.
Odom, a reality TV star by virtue of his marriage to Khloe Kardashian, took a 10-day leave of absence this season to attend to personal issues. Upon his return, he was sent to the Mavs' NBA Development League team, though he never appeared in a game with the Texas Legends before the Mavericks returned him to their active roster.
The Mavericks acquired Odom before the start of the season, but the two parties never seemed like a fit for each other. Dallas gave up an $8.9 million trade exception to the Los Angeles Lakers for the reigning NBA Sixth Man of the Year.
Odom admitted that he came into this season out of shape and not in the right mindset after on off-season of tragedy. In July, his 24-year-old cousin was murdered and shortly after, Odom was involved in a car wreck in New York City. An SUV he was riding in struck at motorcycle, that then struck and killed a 15-year old pedestrian.
The events left Odom shaken and contemplating retirement. And after 50 games, the effects were still having a toll on him, leading to a split with Dallas.
The struggles of Odom seemed to be a distraction for a team fighting for a playoff spot, with players and coaches showing frustrations after games when asked about him.
In his final game as a Mavericks, Odom played just 4 minutes and contributed only a single rebound. Dirk Nowitzki refused to answer any questions about Odom after the game.
Odom averaged career lows of 6.6 points and 4.2 rebounds during his 50-game stint. He also shot a career-low 35.2 percent from the field.