Knicks sign Lamar Odom

The Associated Press
Knicks sign Lamar Odom
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 30: Lamar Odom #7 of the Los Angeles Clippers looks on at Staples Center in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NBA Playoffs on April 30, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Knicks have signed former NBA champion Lamar Odom, who was out of the league this season.

The move gives new president Phil Jackson an offseason to look at the versatile forward who thrived in his system. Odom helped the Los Angeles Lakers win NBA titles in 2009 and 2010, and was the Sixth Man of the Year in 2011, Jackson's final season as coach.

But Odom has never captured that success again. He last played in the NBA with the Clippers in 2012-13, averaging 4.0 points in about 20 minutes per game, and appeared in two games for a team in Spain this season.