ESPN is reporting that the Lamar Odom experiment is over in Dallas. The two parties have reached an agreement that will send Odom on his way and the Mavericks will simply list him as inactive on the roster.
“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.”
Lamar Odom is a special and unique snowflake who requires a certain level of treatment and care. The kind of care that any normal basketball coach is not going to give; only the Phil Jackson kind of care. Here’s to hoping that Odom is able to clear his head and find the basketball way, again.
“Derrick Rose said at this morning’s shoot around that if he does not play tonight against the Celtics at the United Center he expects to play Sunday when the Bulls travel to New York to take on the Knicks.”
Derek Fisher, is expected to clear waivers in an hour or so (6pm/3pm) and according to ESPN, will sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder, soon after. Fisher will help balance the Thunder’s point guard situation with the playoff push on the horizon.
In other waiver wire related news:
Ronny Turiaf, after receiving a buyout from the Denver Nuggets and clearing waivers, is apparently close to a deal with the Miami Heat
Boris Diaw and the Charlotte Bobcats have agreed upon a buyout deal and is expected to clear waivers. According to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski, San Antonio is interested in signing the hefty forward. The Spurs are currently waiting on a work visa issue in order to sign one time Blazer Patty Mills.
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