Dallas Mavericks: 10 players you forgot played for the team
Did you forget Lamar Odom had a brief stint with the Dallas Mavericks?
Odom was a fan favorite in Los Angeles. He started his career with the Clippers. Odom had a unique skill set. He was a point forward in many ways. At 6’10, he could handle the ball and be a playmaker.
Odom took his career to another level with the Lakers. He was averaging 15 points, nine rebounds, and five assists per game as a starter. He moved to a sixth man role in 2009, and the Lakers won the championship. They would repeat in 2010 with Odom primarily coming off the bench. He had one of his best seasons in 2011 when the Mavericks swept the Lakers out of the playoffs in the second round.
The Mavs acquired Odom after the 2011 season. They were the defending champions but decided to tear down their aging roster. Odom’s stint in Dallas was far from good. He and the team agreed that Odom would stop playing before the season ended. You can read about it here.
Odom averaged just 6.6 points and 4.2 rebounds in 20.5 minutes per over 50 games during his lone season in Dallas. He went back to the Clippers for his final season in 2013. Odom will be remembered for his two rings with the Lakers, but his time in Dallas was forgettable.
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