Odom headed to D-League before return to Mavericks

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DALLAS (AP) -- Lamar Odom will play at least one game in the NBA Development League before rejoining the Dallas Mavericks.

The Mavericks said Friday that Odom had been assigned to the Texas Legends. He will be in uniform for the D-League team's home game in Frisco on Saturday night.

Odom last played for the Mavericks on Feb. 20. He missed their last game before the All-Star break against his former team, the Los Angeles Lakers, and two more games this week. The Mavericks say he has been away due to a family matter.

Dallas is playing nine games in 12 games, including at New Orleans on Friday night and at home Saturday against Utah.

Odom is averaging 7.7 points and 4.5 rebounds in 32 games his first season with Dallas.