The Dallas Mavericks have assigned power forward Lamar Odom to the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League.
Since he last played in a game for the Mavericks, there has been growing speculation that Odom wasn't happy in Dallas and was seeking a buyout from another team.
Odom originally told the team he needed to leave for a few days to tend to a personal family matter.
Odom is expected to play Saturday night when the Legends battle the Austin Toros in Frisco.
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Odom (6-10, 230) has played in 32 games with the Mavericks and is averaging 7.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 21.4 minutes. He is shooting .357 (89-249 FGs) from the field, .259 (22-85 3FGs) from 3-point range and .577 (45-78 FTs) from the free throw line. The 12-year pro has missed the last three games due to a family matter.
The Mavericks acquired Odom on Dec. 11, 2011 along with a 2012 second round pick and other second round considerations in 2013 from the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for a protected first round draft pick.