Lamar Odom To Make Basketball Comeback In Spain

News & Views | Camille Travis | 02/19/2014 | 01:00 PM EST

Odom is reportedly weighing his options on returning to the NBA

The past several months have been anything but smooth sailing for troubled basketball star Lamar Odom, but it seems as if things are beginning to look up for the athlete with a new deal overseas.


According to ESPN, Spain's Laboral Kutxa has agreed to a two-month contract with the former Los Angeles Laker forward after a spot on the roster opened up due to injury. The deal also includes the option to extend his play for the remainder of the season.


"We're very happy to have signed a very important player who has had a long and fruitful career in the NBA,'' said Josean Querejeta, the team's president.


"We've worked very hard over the last couple of days to make this happen, we felt we needed a boost and had to break the collective cloud that has been hanging over us over the last while so we could get back to winning."


While Odom will reportedly have the option to opt out of his contract after two months to return to the NBA, sources say he plans to stay the rest of the season in Spain before deciding on a comeback stateside.


Odom's troubles began in 2013 after reports hit the web alleging the star was on an uncontrollable drug binge that was ripping apart his marriage with Khloe Kardashian. He was subsequently arrested in August on suspicion of driving under the influence. Odom pleaded no contest to the charges and was sentenced to three years' probation and three months of alcohol abuse treatment.


Kardashian filed for divorce in December citing irreconcilable differences.

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