Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 at 9:10 am  |  17 responses

Mark Cuban: ‘No Chance’ Mavericks Buyout Lamar Odom

With rumors swirling that the Dallas Mavericks could end up cutting ties with Lamar Odom — he recently left the team due to personal reasons — Mark Cuban says that there’s no way that happens anytime soon. From ESPN: ” Lamar Odom did not report back to the Dallas Mavericks on Monday and coach Rick Carlisle did not give a timetable for the forward’s return. Odom left the team last Wednesday to attend to his ill father in Los Angeles, a source confirmed. Odom missed the Mavs’ loss to his former team, the Lakers, and apparently won’t be in uniform when Dallas resumes the regular season at home Tuesday night against the New Jersey Nets. ‘Lamar is not here today,’ Carlisle said Monday. ‘He is still dealing with a family matter and the hope is he’ll join us soon, and we’ll update you when there’s an update.’ Amid rumors that Odom might not return to the Mavericks and a midseason buyout could be a possibility, owner Mark Cuban [said]: ‘We haven’t discussed a buyout and we wouldn’t do a buyout. No chance that happens at all. We want to help Lamar work through any personal issues and expect him to be a valuable contributor to the Mavs this season. Players go through challenges from time to time and we try to be (an) organization that fully supports our players when things are challenging for them. We will do the same for Lamar.’”

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  • Dalton Voss

    They should buy him out, i want him to comeback home, COMEBACK TO L.A WE MISS YOU.

  • Justin G.

    That would be a pretty douche move to buy out a guy dealing with family issues after some of the things he’s gone through in recent years. Hopefully things get better for his family and he can get back to playing ball soon. The Mavs have started to look dangerous again

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  • Ash

    Man it just keeps raining on Lamar. His cousin, accident that killed someone, and getting trade now his dad. Hope he stays positive.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    what happened?


    Wishing Lamar, his Father & Family the best during these very difficult times! Although, Lamar belongs in LA with the Lakers, I wish him well where ever he goes! Peace & Love, Brotha!!!

  • Ill Smith

    Just so y’all know, Odom’s pops is okay he had a damn stomach virus. He was back on the streets THE NEXT DAY. I feel for some of his issues but he’s copping out & looking for pity at this point.

  • Jose

    Odom to the Clippers. . .he would get to go back home, and it wouldn’t be for the same organization that ‘did him wrong’ . . .

  • Shem

    Man I feel bad for Odom, he didn’t deserve to be traded from LA. He had one of his best seasons, won 6th man and gets dealt. Odom to the Clippers wouldn’t be bad.

  • Joe Black

    Cuban’s history is that he is a sneaky two faced liar and never to be believed. Notice how he said he would not buy out Odom…… “this season”.

    He just does not want Odom returning to the Lakers this season as a free agent. He will buy out Odom this summer to make cap room to steal Howard and D Will in free agency.

    With no compensation to their current teams. Which is what he defined as wrongful action when he pressured Stern w/ his public statements supporting the Commisioner’s veto of the Laker/Paul trade. When Cuban’s lips are moving, you can bet he’s lying.

  • Sam LT1-Caprice

    Smart guy. You don’t give away what you stole. X-D

  • Dingo Rob

    hope he has good support from his wife, otherwise there is another drama in the making – good luck LO

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    I feel for the guy, but this whole season, he’s looked like an out of shape Antoine Walker. Without the shooting touch.

  • Sandy 8a

    L.A. Misses u. Come back ur fans would love that.

  • Golakeshow

    Cuban needs to stop thinking people care about him and his stupid @ss opinions

  • http://slamonline Trey Campbell

    Lets start off by looking at Lamar Odom as a player/worker….Last year was an outstanding player has undoubtedly his best season. This year not even close, the NBA is not a feelings factory so if daddy has a tummy ache you still need to show up to work. He just misses his L.A. life and his TV show and of course Mr. Bryant. Those are no excuses to not perform to your full ability or show up to work. And for everyone bashing Cuban on not buying him out right now or at the end of the season, Cuban is running a business and a successful one. Why do you think the Lakers got rid of him in the first place? Couldn’t have had anything to do with Dwight Howard right?

  • Dallas

    Dallas hates Lamar, he is a horrible player this year and all he has done is cry about not being in LA. I hope he doesn’t come back to the team because this shows what type of person he really is. You are a professional and get paid millions, don’t sit across the street at the W while your team is playing next door. Do your job…