Lamar Odom Signs With Spanish Club Baskonia On Short-Term Deal


Lamar OdomVITORIA, Spain — Former NBA star Lamar Odom has agreed to a short-term deal with Spanish basketball club Baskonia.

The former Los Angeles Lakers forward has a two-month contract, the club said Tuesday.

Odom, an NBA free agent who hasn’t played since finishing last season with the Los Angeles Clippers, is filling a roster spot that opened up because of injury. Baskonia said the deal includes an option to extend the contract until the end of the season.

Odom, 34, is a two-time NBA champion with the Lakers and also has played for the Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat. He was expected in the Basque capital of Vitoria this week and could make his debut Saturday against Valladolid.

Baskonia is ninth in the 18-team Spanish league and last in its Euroleague group, with a match against fellow Spanish club Barcelona on Thursday.

Odom averaged a career-low 4.1 points and 5.7 rebounds in 88 NBA games last season with the Clippers. Off-court distractions seemed to consume him after last season, as he was arrested on a drunken driving charge last summer before getting divorced from wife Khloe Kardashian, with whom he starred in a reality television show, in December.

Odom trades Los Angeles and Hollywood for Vitoria, a medieval city that is the equivalent size of Birmingham, Ala.

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