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Lamar Odom recalled from D-League

Posted on: March 3, 2012 12:30 pm
Edited on: March 3, 2012 12:38 pm
Posted by Royce Young

Another twist in the brief, but strange Lamar Odom situation in Dallas: Now he's not going to the D-League, as was reported a few days ago. The team actually sent out a press release announcing he was "recalled" despite him not actually ever playing for the affiliate. More details via ESPN Dallas:
Forward Lamar Odom will skip what was Saturday's scheduled return to the court in the D-League, and instead report directly to the Dallas Mavericks as they seek to snap a four-game skid, according to sources close to the situation.

The Mavericks, who have lost five of six, face the Utah Jazz Saturday night in Dallas.

Odom, his agent, Jeff Schwartz, and Mavs owner Mark Cuban had met earlier this week in Dallas and worked out a plan to ease Odom back onto the team after his personal absence unexpectedly extended more than a week.

He was just hours away from reporting to the D-League's Texas Legends in nearby Frisco for the morning shootaround and was to play in their game Saturday night to build up stamina before returning to the Mavs for their road game Monday at Oklahoma City. Odom has not played in a game since Feb. 20.

But after Dallas lost Friday to the New Orleans Hornets 97-92, plans changed because the Mavs need him now, a source said.

This comes a day after coach Rick Carlisle didn't hold back on Odom saying his patience was "worn thin" and questioned if he was really all in with the team.

It's not an ideal situation for a defending champion to deal with. They've had enough turnover in losing Tyson Chandler, J.J. Barea and others so an issue with Odom isn't just a distraction, but hurts them on the court as well.

Odom has missed four games due to a family matter. He'll be in uniform Saturday as the Mavs play the Jazz in Dallas.

Since: Nov 25, 2006
Posted on: March 3, 2012 3:34 pm

Lamar Odom recalled from D-League

Makes you at least wonder if the Lakers knew something.  What was once called, "Giving away Odom for nothing" is now turning into a brilliant move.  

I like Odom and hope he can get his act together and play.  Always figured the Kardashians would be his demise.  He should probably focus more on basketball and less on his stupid show. 

Since: Nov 14, 2008
Posted on: March 3, 2012 3:23 pm

Lamar Odom recalled from D-League

Lamar is clearly prioritizing his marriage to one of the Kardashian boys over contributing with the Mavs. Just cut your losses and let him get back to displaying his boring personality on camera for America.

Since: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: March 3, 2012 2:52 pm

Lamar Odom recalled from D-League

Kardashians are a cancer........just look at what happened to all of the guys they dated! 

Since: Jun 22, 2009
Posted on: March 3, 2012 2:33 pm

Lamar Odom recalled from D-League

To build up his stamina or teach him a lesson?  But in all seriousness, I hope all is well between he and the one they call Lumberjack Kardashian.  Speaking of her, it's becoming amazing how much Kelly Clarkson is looking like her twin.  The Toyota commercial with her, Chris Berman, and a couple other is not the most flattering thing she's ever done. Until I looked closely, I thought the lumberjack had learned to sing.

Since: Dec 27, 2010
Posted on: March 3, 2012 2:08 pm

Lamar Odom recalled from D-League

Maybe the lakers actually knew what they were doing. The trade exception looks better and better each day.

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