DALLAS _ Lamar Odom's brief career with the Dallas Mavericks has ended, according to two sources.
After playing just 4:15 uneventful minutes during this past Saturday's 94-89 loss in Memphis, the Mavs had finally seen enough of Odom and realized that he won't be the impactful player with them that he was with his previous team -- the Los Angeles Lakers. Thus, the Mavs worked out a plan and have actually parted ways with Odom, who never really fit in with the defending NBA champions.
The parting of Odom and the Mavs is immediately, and he will not be at the team's practice today.
"It just didn't work out like we thought it would,'' a source said. "But we wish Lamar nothing but the best.''
In 50 games with the Mavs, Odom averaged career-lows of 6.6 points and 4.2 rebounds, and also shot a career-low 35.2 percent from the field and 25.2 percent from three-point range in 20.5 minutes per game.
The Mavs gave the Lakers an $8.9 million trade exception for Odom back in December.
-- Dwain Price
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