11 Players who turned their back on the Dallas Mavericks

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2. Lamar Odom

The Dallas Mavericks traded for Lamar Odom before the start of the 2011-12 season, and his time as a Maverick was a disaster. He was expected to be a big piece for the Mavs, as they were coming off their first-ever NBA Finals win, but rather than helping, Odom hurt this team.

In one season for Dallas, Odom averaged 6.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 0.4 steals, and 0.4 blocks per game while shooting 35.2 percent from the field and 25.2 percent from downtown. This was following a season in which he was extremely productive for the Los Angeles Lakers, as he averaged 14.4 points, 8.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 0.6 steals, and 0.7 blocks per game. He won the Sixth Man of the Year that season and was expected to do big things as a Mav.

Odom never lived up to his expectations, and there were several things that happened in Dallas that didn't make sense. At one point, Odom stepped away from the team for a personal issue, which was to be with his "ill" father. It was later reported that Odom's father was fine.

Odom was never committed to being a Dallas Maverick, and there were clearly things going on behind the scenes that led to this major nosedive. He then stepped away from the team in April.