HoopsHype Lamar Odom rumors

February 18, 2014 Updates

Such deals typically contain out clauses that allow established veterans such as Odom to return to the NBA if the opportunity arises, but sources told ESPN.com on Monday that Odom's plan is to play out the rest of this season in Spain before determining whether to attempt an NBA comeback. Odom could make his debut Saturday against Valladolid. Laboral Kutxa is ninth in the 18-team Spanish league and last in its Euroleague group. ESPN.com

Rivers went so far as telling NBA.com's Scott Howard-Cooper at the time that he was "hoping things work out" with re-signing Odom, who averaged a career-low 4.0 points and 5.9 rebounds in 88 NBA games last season. But the Clippers ultimately decided to sign three of Odom's veteran peers instead: Stephen Jackson, Hedo Turkoglu and Sasha Vujacic. Although only Turkoglu has stuck, sources say Odom has decided to relaunch his career far removed from the NBA spotlight in the Basque city of Vitoria-Gasteiz, where he'll team up with a familiar NBA face in Andres Nocioni. ESPN.com

Laboral Kutxa Vitoria reached an agreement with versatile forward Lamar Odom, who signed a two-month deal with an option to extend it for the remainder of the season, the club announced Tuesday. Odom (2.08 meters, 34 years old) had a long, successful NBA career and is set to make his Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut. Euroleague.net

February 17, 2014 Updates

Lamar Odom is on the verge of launching his basketball comeback in Spain. Sources with knowledge of Odom's thinking told ESPN.com that the 34-year-old has reached an agreement in principal to sign a deal with Laboral Kutxa in Spain's top league. ESPN.com

December 24, 2013 Updates

Then came the trade rumors last summer. Who initiated them and how close they were to being consummated isn't clear, but a deal sending Aldridge to Chicago for Joakim Noah was discussed, several sources said. "Aldridge was available," one league source noted. The Bulls had a chance to correct their draft-night mistake (acquiring Tyrus Thomas and Viktor Khryapa for Aldridge and Demetris Nichols) but ultimately didn't. Bleacher Report

December 14, 2013 Updates

Reality television personality Khloe Kardashian has filed for divorce from her husband of four years, NBA basketball player Lamar Odom, capping months of reports that the couple's relationship had turned rocky. Kardashian, 29, cited irreconcilable differences in seeking to end her marriage in court documents filed on Friday in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Kardashian, a younger sister of the better-known TV celebrity Kim Kardashian, married Odom, 34, a former player for the Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks, in September 2009 after a whirlwind romance. The wedding was featured on the E! channel reality show "Keeping Up with the Kardashians." The couple have no children together. Reuters

December 13, 2013 Updates

In case anyone wondered, free agent forward Lamar Odom is still part of the Clippers' plans. It's just not clear when they might sign him. The Clippers have been ravaged by injuries to the likes of Matt Barnes and J.J. Redick, and they signed veteran Stephen Jackson as a way to help on that front. The Clippers players who endorse his addition had expected to be playing alongside of him by now, but he has been working his way into shape while waiting on the Clippers' word. USA Today Sports

December 10, 2013 Updates

Former NBA player Lamar Odom pleaded no contest Monday to a drunken driving charge and accepted a sentence of three years' probation and three months of alcohol abuse treatment. In a deal with prosecutors, Odom entered the plea to one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence and was also ordered to pay $1,814 in fines and penalties, Los Angeles city attorney's spokesman Frank Mateljan said. Odom had faced a maximum sentence of six months in jail. SI.com

December 9, 2013 Updates

Former NBA player Lamar Odom has pleaded no contest to a drunken driving charge and accepted a sentence of three years of probation and three months of alcohol abuse treatment. Los Angeles city attorney's spokesman Frank Mateljan says Odom entered the plea Monday to one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence. In a deal with prosecutors, he was also ordered to pay $1,814 in fines and penalties. The status of his suspended driver's license will be determined at a separate hearing. Odom was arrested Aug. 30 after his Mercedes-Benz SUV was spotted weaving on a Los Angeles freeway. USA Today Sports

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Odom, whose tumultuous summer included a DUI arrest and the breakup of his marriage to reality TV star Khloe Kardashian, could be ready to help a team as early as mid-January, one person briefed on his condition said. But Odom, 34, did not do any contact basketball drills during his training stint in Rhode Island with McClanaghan, who also trains NBA stars Derrick Rose, Kevin Durant, Kevin Love and others. "He's not ready yet," said a person briefed on his training regimen. CBSSports.com

Odom visited Clippers officials in mid-November to discuss a possible return. The Clippers are continuing to monitor Odom's progress with an eye toward reuniting with the troubled swingman after a mediocre season as a role player last year. Odom, the No. 4 pick in the 1999 draft and a staple of the Lakers' back-to-back championships in 2009 and '10, hasn't been a consistent threat on the floor since the Lakers traded him to the Mavericks in December 2011. CBSSports.com

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