Lamar Odom Signs With NY Knicks


After dealing with a divorce, drug problems and a struggling basketball career, things are beginning to look up for Lamar Odom as he has signed a deal to play for his hometown New York Knicks.

The Knicks announced on Wednesday that the team agreed to sign the NBA veteran for the remainder of the 2013-2014 season, which amounts to one game.

Financial terms were not disclosed, but the Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck reports that Odom’s deal is for two years, with the second year (the 2014-15 season) being non-guaranteed.

The deal reunites Odom with his former Lakers coach Phil Jackson. Odom previously played for Jackson as a member of his Los Angeles Lakers championship teams in 2009 and 2010.

Odom has not played with an NBA team since the 2012-2013 season. After becoming a free agent last July, he left the Los Angeles Clippers and went overseas to play with Laboral Kutxa in Spain. A month after joining, however, he returned to the U.S. because a back injury and his contract was terminated.

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