Knicks sign Lamar Odom

Update 8:24 p.m.: The Knicks have signed Lamar Odom to a two-year deal. The contract is guaranteed for the rest of this season — one game — and has a non-guaranteed option for 2014-15 (Begley, April 16).


Knicks President Phil Jackson announced Wednesday evening that he signed Lamar Odom for the remainder of the team’s season. New York did not disclose the terms of the deal (Knicks, April 16).

A league source has stated that the deal will have a team option for next season (Begley, April 16).

Odom last played for the Los Angeles Clippers during the 2012-13 season. The 6-foot-10, 221 pound forward has averaged 13.3 points, 8.4 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 33.4 minutes per game in 961 appearances during his career.




70 comments
knickster
knickster

With Odom we have guaranteed at least the ECF.

Phil is a genius - nobody in the entire USA could have imagined a crack head would be the first of many stars attracted by the zen glow surrounding MSG!

G....E.....N....I....U.....S.....!

knickstape
knickstape

Nice end to a disappointing season, but proves why i think this team could be fine without Melo

zebeto
zebeto

looks like Cole might have probably gotten himself a roster space for next year .

zebeto
zebeto

Knicks need to try and trade Chandler for a 1st round pick....late 20's i would take .

jax13
jax13

I would use it on a guy like Darren collison

jax13
jax13

Again, we have 3 mil to spend on a player this offseason, we need a pg bad.....

Would you use that money on a grevis Vazquez? Darren collison? Another pg?

Ray Jorge
Ray Jorge

OFF TOPIC: JILL MARTIN IS ONE SEXY.............

Ray Jorge
Ray Jorge

Wow watching Knicks vs Raptors & for all you guys who want a "SUPER STARLESS TEAM" please record this game!

jax13
jax13

Is it me or is Aldrich not that bad?

rico
rico

" The 6-10" 74 lbs Odom"

orlando_knickfan
orlando_knickfan

Amazing how some of you are OVER ANLYZING Odom in BOTH directions.


His role is to provide some kind of veteran presence and to teach the dang triangle.

Mets0987
Mets0987

People be like Odom> Melo lol

lobcity1
lobcity1

I careless about Odom honestly, what I'm excited about is Phil going to work and making moves already. Get wit it !!

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

Felton looks like he gained some weight.....seriously.

rgm891
rgm891

Bring on the triangle baby!!!!! Team option great move.

Justin Marvisi
Justin Marvisi

They signed Odom for the remainder of the season.......so tonight's game? 

zebeto
zebeto

@knickstape prob be fun to watch and make the playoffs next year .....but nothing more than that . 2015 is the year ma friend !

lobcity1
lobcity1

My Knega.

The bobcats made the playoffs before the Knicks smh...Idc who was hurt. The ECF stinks and the Knicks Should have made the playoffs period.

jax13
jax13

Nope, you need an extension of Phil jax on bench n we have seen enough of woody, good guy, good assistant, not the man to lead us to a chip. I did not think he was during 54 win season n not this year.

I have been down on Woodson since Indiana series last year. Since then, he has still not made any adjustments. He favors the jrs of the world n disrupts the stumps of the world.

He cannot lead a team to a chip because he does not adjust and when he goes up against a good coach he does not simply lose but he gets embarrassed.

Good guy n knicks hung him out to dry this year but he cannot guide us to chip......

rico
rico

@kingkiyan  Phil never said they were running the triangle. He said he likes coaches who coach system basketball and he's ok with whatever the coach is using, cuz he's not the coach.



madskills
madskills

@rico  74 lbs? That means he gained weight since the last time I seen him on the blogs lol.

lobcity1
lobcity1

It's nothing new. People will bring up anything they can just to talk ish.

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

Makes little sense...they were a 2 seed and won 54 last year...i don't get what STAT meant...maybe he means the team tuned him out basically all season?, idk.

madskills
madskills

@MeloStat301  He's going to have a lot of time to work out if that case doesn't go in his favor.

jax13
jax13

I think collison could be a good fit with the triangle. Opposing pgs would not kill us cause he defends well.

I like vazquezs size but cannot defend. I do like him and he could be a good triangle fit too

jax13
jax13

He plays hard n could have given us 10-15 hustle minutes a game.

jax13
jax13

But definitely a pretty good backup, I think. Another guy that could not get off wood sons bench. He plays hard n could have gave a good 10-15 minutes a game or just use up some fouls.....

Not saying he is a game changer but a serviceable backup.

jax13
jax13

I would do that in a second. If we can get rondo as a free agent, I would want a guy like collison as a stop gap til our real future pg gets there...like maybe rondo, Kyrie, dragic in 2015. Then collison would be in our rotation in 2015.

Package chandler n another for Reggie Jackson to okc would be great too.

hashburry
hashburry

@jax13  He rebounds, which is something of an enigma on the Knicks current team.  How many offensive boards did the likes of Chandler and Amare give up this season?

hashburry
hashburry

@Sandro Guedes @kingkiyan  So who is the guy in Phoenix everyone cut and he is now an All Star?  Teams don't always put players in a situation to succeed.  Certainly, the Knicks have no idea how to do it.

jax13
jax13

Yea. I guess next year if everyone plays with heart, it's different but we have not had much of that this season.

jax13
jax13

Agreed, mongo has an offensive game n is a good athlete.....Aldrich is a banger.

jax13
jax13

I would have him as an ok backup center. His offense sux but he rebounds, blocks shots, hits free throws n can use up his fouls.......

....the main thing is he hustles n plays with some heart.

jax13
jax13

Don't care what he did elsewhere, I saw hustle when he got minutes here. Not saying a major player but a decent back up center n a guy to use up some fouls