Thursday, May 24th, 2012 at 9:50 am  |  38 responses

Report: Lamar Odom Interested in Joining the New York Knicks

The Knicks are reportedly Lamar Odom’s first choice once he becomes a free agent this summer. Per ESPN: “The Mavs will attempt to trade Odom before June 29. Any team that has Odom on its roster by that date will be responsible for paying him the $2.4 million in guaranteed money he’s owed next year. If Dallas can’t get rid of Odom in a trade, it will likely waive him and be responsible for paying Odom his guaranteed money. That’s something Dallas would obviously rather avoid. If the Mavericks are forced to waive Odom, he would become a free agent. In that scenario, the Queens native would likely be looking at a significant pay cut from the $8.2 he was scheduled to make this season. Would he be interested in coming to New York at a discounted rate? A source with knowledge of Odom’s thinking says yes. The source says the Knicks would be ‘on the top of his list’ if Odom became a free agent. ‘Lamar is big on being comfortable,’ the source said. ‘And New York is somewhere he can be comfortable.’ [...] ‘It definitely won’t be the fiasco that it was last year,’ the Odom source said of the 13-year veteran’s approach to 2012-13. ‘He wants to find a place where he can end his career, and New York is ideal. He’s won championships in the past and he wants to win another. And to do it there would be great.’”

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  • vtrobot

    besides winning championships, make sure you try to go to a place that’s a great setting for a reality television show.

  • http://www.twitter.com/hurstysyd Hursty

    I can’t help but think Odom would have been devastating in a PHX Suns attack with D’Antoni, back in the day.
    When Nash is getting his 12-15 minutes break per game, having Diaw and Odom as your ball handlers at the 3/4/5 spots would be so sick. No idea if it would work, but in 06 when Diaw won MIP, he was their post-passer at the 5, so could be possible.
    Nash/Raja Bell/Q/Marion/Amare as starters.
    When subs come through…
    Spot up shooter/Bell/Marion/Odom/Diaw..
    I know it’s off topic, but damn. That would have been exciting to watch.

  • Lenny

    Dam bring him to the knicks as a free agent and trade amare and tyson for dwight BINGO!!!

  • http://www.borntocompete.com Money$hot

    The goods coming, back to the hood

  • http://www.fullc0urtpress.com KHOLIDAY05

    NY would welcome LO with open arms. Dont know if Melo and Stat would tho! LOL! They’re already fighting for the basketball!

  • Saku 39

    Go to Brooklyn! LO and Hump would bring the excitement!

  • Ismael

    QUITTER DRAMA QUEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ismael

    After what he did in Dallas, You guys still want this quitter on your team?!?! Jeez! No one should sign this guy. Plus his talents is receding. He’s not the same Lamar we all knew.

  • LA Huey

    A major media market? I’m shocked…

  • Mike Mihalow

    Title should be “Report: Lamar Odom’s Wife Interested in Him Joining the New York Knicks”

  • http://slamonline.com jumpman22

    Khloé & Lamar:NYC. New Season Premiere October 2012.

  • MeloMan15

    I would loooooove this


    I wouldn’t take Lamar under any circumstances. He didn’t play for Dallas and collected his pay. He’s a bum and always will be. He had heart and doesn’t any more. Why waste a penny on someone who won’t play hard. Dallas gave him a great opportunity and he punked them. Not on my team, ever.

  • Da real

    We don’t want this bish asss ninja. He’s washed up

  • Ldub

    Understand taht lamar suffers from some sort of emotional distress disorder. Getting traded to a team he didnt want to go to was crucial and heart breaking. professionalism aside, it would suck. But he still should have been able to produce better. Even if you didnt know any plays….u can still average 10 and 5! even the scrubs i play with can get 3 or 4 buckets a game and a loose ball here n there.

  • ron

    He should join Nash and others to the Heats.

  • karen

    why would anyone want this jerk after what he did to dallas

  • patrick

    would work good for his tv show moving to NYC..im guessing that’s why..and why would the mavs have to pay that salary for next season? he quit on the team and they still have to pay his salary next year if they don’t trade him by that deadline? that’s terrible contract/negotiating..the mavs gm should be embarrassed for having a clause in their that requires this.

  • http://www.nyill.wordpress.com O

    Finally, someone who isnt hopping on LeBron and Wades c*cks. Son wants to come back home and actually try and grind for a title instead of riding two dudes shafts to one, I respect it.

  • MrAir239

    I cosign Mike Mihalow!

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    If only Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian were still married… Odom could’ve went to Brooklyn and made a “Kardashian Sisters Reunited” special. That’s a marketable feature film right there.

  • Ace Felton

    Havent the Knicks been through enough already ?

  • http://abcnews.com charliewinning

    The Knicks would be wasting money on him. I just don’t think he’s really focused on basketball anymore, and the Knicks have glaring weaknesses that Odom doesn’t address.

  • http://www.nba.com Saviour

    I think he’ll fit right in nicely at NY…I like the idea of new york slowly putting together a strong squad but either Melo or STAT need to back down and realise they both can’t be ‘the men’ on one team.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    So Odom is going to sign for the minimum? That’s what everyone thinks? Their MLE is going to Jeremy Lin. So the only way they sign Odom is if he’s willing to play for the basement price…

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    nbk – get out of here with your dream-ruining logic and your knowledge of how NBA salaries work. Your kind is no longer welcome round these parts.

  • Buzzy 11Benzman

    Mr Basketball A Magnetic Piece to the Knick Puzzle Do whatever GM @Do not break up Team NYC the Mecca of Basketball Amare ,Port Jervis Anthony BK Lamar Queens @Im from Harlem

  • http://yahoo Charles O

    Lamar Odom knows Lamar cannot play ball anymore. Nothing is left in hink for NBA type basketball. He was just putting a show in Dallas to get the money. He gave best he had in Dallas. But it was thew Odom of yesreryears. If NYN organization is smart, no guarantee contract until perform. Lamar has sold his soul to reality show. Lamar is a pretender.

  • http://www.google.be/imgres?q=NO!+meme&um=1&hl=nl&sa=N&rlz=1C1AFAB_enBE454BE454&biw=1600&bih=763&tbm=isch&tbnid=L3l0ZW3D5dDSDM:&imgrefurl=http://forthesakeofscience Max

    Reminds me of the one we call orange..

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  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Teddy, lol hey you never know, they could get Odom for the minimum. He really does value where he plays more than how much he makes. Also the Knicks are lobbying for the player’s union to change the rules, enabling them to sign Jeremy Lin and keep their mid-level. If they somehow get that too go through the league office, then all bets are off. It’s just not allowed as of today.

  • http://Slamonline Suita_J83

    I wish the Heat would have never traded him for shaq the Heat could have went on to win a lot more than one time in 06 with shaq because shaq never did anything great in Miami if it wasn’t for wade taking over when the Heat were already down 0-2 about to be 0-3 then Wade took over and the rest is history, but if it hadn’t been for that dumb decision by Riley the Heat would still have C.Butler and Odom on the roster with Wade Bosh Lebron and Haslem etc. What!!! that would have been a real dynasty that being said I hope Odom can find a team to wrap up his possible hall of fame career as one of the greatest Glue guys/6th man ever to play the game There has never been a better 6″11 ballhandler like him that could have PG if he wanted or was allowed to, forget the nay sayers you can still ball but please don’t go to the Knicks, they are GARBAGE go to the NETS and build something great Or atleast try to cause the Heat are runnin thangs in the East

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    without Shaq they never would have been in the position to win a title at all. Shaq was still the best big in the league until his body started to break down. Which was after 2006. Wade wasn’t the best player on the team that season. He was the best player for the last 4 games.

  • http://yahoo gary

    punk ass quiter should be out of league, that would be good for lam lamb!

  • http://yahoo al

    mr. kardasion

  • I got it, I got it

    Lamar would be a good pick up in NY for low dollar. Melo, Stat, Tyson, and LO is a pretty tough front line………. however, I think the current line up has issues playing with each other and Odom would not make any easier. Not enough tissues in NY for those crybabies.
    The Heat is the spot for him (on the cheap, of course) He’s a better Chris Bosh and he knows Miami. If he goes head case, drop him. I winning environment and tough defensive expectations would be good for his soul.

  • lorinda

    Well i love him and he just wa not comfortable with the mavs. NY is where he would be comfortable and when you are where you want to be amazing things can happen.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Rasho Nesterovic

    i say forget lamar, cut josh harrelson, sign khloe, her and josh would bring the same things to the table