It might not be considered amicable with the fan base but Lamar Odom’s troubled tenure as a Dallas Maverick is official over. The former Sixth Man Of The Year won’t be suiting up for the defending NBA Champions for the remainder of the season and will be deemed “inactive” throughout.

Such a move closes the latest chapter in Odom’s career in which the former lottery pick was jettisoned from team to team before finally finding a home and a niche in Los Angeles. After being openly shopped around in the failed Chris Paul deal earlier this season, Odom asked for a trade and was granted one. His time in Dallas will be forever be measured by his inactivity due to injury and career lows in points, rebounds & minutes. The year itself has been hell on Odom following the death of a cousin and him being a passenger in a car accident that left a teen dead.

Even though Odom won’t play for the Mavericks this season, he won’t be able to play for another team this season due to NBA guidelines making him ineligible due to not being waived before the March 23rd deadline. The Mavericks still could trade Odom before the NBA Draft in June. Any team that picks him up either can buy him out for $2.4 million or deal with the full financial responsibility of owing him $8.2 million in 2012-13.

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