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Lamar Odom On Trade From Lakers: ‘Basically Ended My Career and Purpose’

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Back in 2011, the Los Angeles Lakers traded Lamar Odom to the Dallas Mavericks and now, years later, Odom is still irked about the trade that he believes ended his career.

“That trade from the Lakers basically ended my career and purpose,” Odom said in an interview with Shams Charania of The Vertical.

“I was never really myself ever again. Being in L.A., the structure, the people I knew, it hurt leaving. I had great memories with the Lakers, with Kobe and Pau. That was a special time in my life.”

Odom, to this day, doesn’t understand the reasoning behind the trade.

“I got traded the season after we lost to Dallas in the playoffs and I had won Sixth Man of the Year for the team” Odom contended.

“To trade me after winning Sixth Man of the Year … what else do I got to do? Why? I think about it all the time, about how much I had left in the tank.”

Odom played 50 games for the Mavericks in 2011-12 and then rejoined the Los Angeles Clippers (who drafted him in 1999) in 2012-13 before joining the Euroleague.

There is talk of the Lakers signing Odom so that he can officially retire a Laker.

 

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Mavericks Signing Boban Marjanovic

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The Dallas Mavericks have agreed to terms with Boban Marjonovic on a two-year, $7 million deal, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

Marjanovic posted 7.3 points and 4.6 rebounds per game for the Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Clippers last season.

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Jimmy Butler Trade Off for Now

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A three-team trade that would have sent Jimmy Butler from the Philadelphia 76ers to the Miami Heat is reportedly off for now.

According to The Athletic’s Tim Cato, the three-team trade between the 76ers, Heat, and Dallas Mavericks sending Butler down to Miami is off, and the Heat must now find a team other than Dallas to complete the deal.

Dallas had agreed to be the third team in the trade, with the understanding that they would get Derrick Jones Jr., but the Heat instead wanted to ship Goran Dragic to Dallas.

Dallas eventually backed off the deal saying that absorbing his deal would be too much, according to the New York Times’ Marc Stein.

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Mavericks Planning to Make Offer to Tobias Harris

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The Dallas Mavericks are planning to make a contract offer to Tobias Harris once free agency kicks off, according to Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News.

Although the Mavs are looking to be aggressive in the free agent market with over $28 million in cap space available, they won’t be throwing a ton of money around, as they are planning to make a less-than max offer to Harris.

The Mavericks expect the Sixers to flex their financial muscle to keep Harris in Philadelphia.

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