Mavericks players voted not to give Lamar Odom a playoff share.
Dallas players received $281,937 for finishing with the seventh-best record in the Western Conference and participating in the first round of the playoffs. Split evenly, that means each player is set to receive $20,138.
"If the Lamar thing would have worked out and if he would have played like the year before when he was the best sixth man, I think we would have had a shot,'' forward Dirk Nowitzki, reffering to the Mavs' chances of advancing in the playoffs. "It would have given us another playmaker, another guy that’s long, that can defend and rebound.
"But for whatever reason the stuff he was going through off the court was just too much. He couldn’t help us the way he wanted, the way we wanted, and we had to move on without him.''