Least surprising NBA news this month: Lamar Odom and the Mavericks have parted ways. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein:
Sources said Monday that Odom’s departure will be immediate and that the Mavericks intend to simply list him as inactive for the rest of the season instead of outright releasing him, leaving open the possibility that they could still trade him after the season in conjunction with the draft. Any team that has Odom on its roster as of June 29 must buy him out by that date for $2.4 million or otherwise accept responsibility for the full $8.2 million that Odom is scheduled to earn in 2012-13.
Nobody can pick up Odom for the rest of the playoffs, which probably means after the Mavericks are bounced in the first round (there’s a chance the defending champs miss the playoffs), he’ll have plenty of free time to film his reality show with that Kardashian and enjoy his sex swing.