The Mavericks’ players divided up their playoff shares on Sunday and they voted not to give Lamar Odom a share.
That meant they awarded 14 playoff shares for everybody else on the roster.
It’s not a ton of cash, unlike last season when winning the NBA Finals meant that the players had more than $3 million to divvy up, the sixth-best record in the league, plus participating in the first round of the playoffs earned the players just $281,937 to split up this season.
Read full story after the jumpFor 14 players, that comes out to about $20,138 apiece.
It’s not chump change. But it’s 20-grand that Odom will never see. And it’s reflective of how he was viewed by his former teammates that he’s not getting a playoff share.
Odom, of course, was the marquee acquisition before the season and was expected to bring his Sixth Man of the Year pedigree with him. Instead, the Mavericks got nothing more than headaches and underachieving effort from Odom, who finished the season averaging 6.6 points and 4.2 rebounds and was told to leave the team after the April 7 game at Memphis.