Does Lamar Odom have anything left in the tank? We’ll find out soon—well, the Knicks will find out soon, and then we’ll find out shortly thereafter. According to the NY Post, Odom is set to being working out at the Knicks training facility this week, commencing what should be his official attempt at an NBA comeback.
Per the Post:
Lamar Odom, Phil Jackson’s first player acquisition, will start his comeback at the Knicks’ training facility Monday.
Jackson signed Odom on the final day of the regular season with a non-guaranteed pact for the upcoming season, giving the Knicks time to evaluate the troubled power forward from Queens.
That evaluation has yet to start, but Jackson still is hopeful Odom can work out. He had plenty of success for Jackson with the Lakers, playing on two title teams, but that was before he became a reality TV star as husband of Khloe Kardashian. They are now divorced. Odom sat out all last season because of alleged drug issues.
“He’s coming to town this week,” Jackson said in his first comments on Odom. “We know he’s a really good basketball player. He wants to put himself back together, and he has a chance to do that by having the whole summer to work at it and getting himself back in basketball condition to play. He told me that’s what he wants to do. Having a relationship with him. It’s a pretty good risk-reward situation for us.’’