BIG3: Lamar Odom, Baron Davis, Jermaine O'Neal, More Deactivated for Season

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistJuly 10, 2019

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 22: Lamar Odom #45 of Enemies looks on during week one of the BIG3 three on three basketball league at Little Caesars Arena on June 22, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Big3/Getty Images)
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The BIG3 made several significant changes to its rosters Wednesday, deactivating Baron Davis, Lamar Odom, Jermaine O'Neal and Bonzi Wells for the rest of the 2019 season.

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The personnel moves are expected to be implemented by next Monday.

"Such changes are being implemented to maximize competition, protect the health of players, and to raise the level of professionalism of the BIG3," the league said in a statement.

Odom had just returned to the court two weeks ago and discussed his long road back to basketball during halftime of his team's game:

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O'Neal and Davis have both been with the BIG3 since its inception in 2017.

However, the league has decided to go through significant changes to remove some of its most notable players from the rosters.

The BIG3 is only three weeks into its nine-week regular season in 2019, but it will hope big names like Joe Johnson, Amar'e Stoudemire and Rashard Lewis can help keep viewers entertained.


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