Lamar Odom and the Dallas Mavericks have reached an agreement for Odom to leave the team.
The story was first broke Monday by Marc Stein of ESPN.com:
The Mavericks and Odom spent Easter Sunday working out a parting, according to sources close to the situation, that frees the struggling Odom to leave the team immediately without actually being released.
Odom also released a statement on the agreement:
“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 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.”
Since Odom will be placed on the inactive list he is not available to be picked up by another team. Even if he was officially released from the team he would not be available to sign with another team. Since the March 23rd trade deadline has already passed.
Odom never fit in with Dallas as he averaged just 6.6 points on 35 percent shooting.