Lamar Odom has been dropped from the Dallas Mavericks roster and sent down to the NBA Developmental League… in the midst of his worst season as an NBA player. The Mavericks have assigned Odom to play for the Texas Legends … which means he’s officially off the Mavericks roster but will still receive his $8.9 million annual salary.
According to ESPN, Odom was dropped to the D-League to “get his legs back under him.”
Odom had missed a few games to deal with family issues back in L.A. Odom’s father said the NBA star took care of him during a recent stomach illness.
Odom has struggled immensely ever since he was traded away from the Lakers at the beginning of the season and turned in career low stats with the Mavs.
Also i heard that the new CBA states that a veteran player cannot enter the D league without their consent. So, Lamar Odom might have agreed to it. Which is temporary and for a few practices and one game, he might then return to the mavericks. The NBA union members would be all over this if he were to be just dropped like that. And this is probably just to get him back in shape since he’s been out for a while.
We’ll have to see what happens!