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2011-2012 Per Game Statistics
Field Goal Percentage: 35.7%
Lamar Odom has had a difficult season this year after he was unceremoniously traded away from the Los Angeles Lakers.
In addition to being a part of the failed attempt to bring Chris Paul the Lakers, and later being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, Odom has dealt with significant off-court issues that have affected his play.
The Mavericks seem to be committed to Odom and understanding of his situation.
Team owner Mark Cuban recently refuted rumors of a possible midseason buyout of Odom's contract when he told ESPN via email:
"We haven't discussed a buyout and we wouldn't do a buyout. No chance that happens at all. We want to help Lamar work through any personal issues and expect him to be a valuable contributor to the Mavs this season.
"Players go through challenges from time to time, and we try to be (an) organization that fully supports our players when things are challenging for them. We will do the same for Lamar."
It has been difficult to watch the reigning Sixth Man of the Year go from the leader of the Lakers bench to dealing with rumors of the end of his career.
Hopefully Odom can get his off-court challenges in order soon so that he can make a strong return to the Mavericks.