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One trade rumor that has come up recently involves Lamar Odom, who the team acquired from the Los Angeles Lakers just before the season started.
According to Star-Telegram beat writer Dwain Price, there is a possibility that Odom be traded to the Phoenix Suns for veteran point guard Steve Nash.
It is no secret that Odom has had a difficult season for the Mavericks, and has battled with significant off-court issues.
His up and down season has taken him through multiple struggles including nearly spending time playing for the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League.
On the same night that he was supposed to play for the Legends, Odom had a strong performance in a victory over the Utah Jazz.
In a post game interview, an optimistic Odom was asked if he could continue to compete at the same level he did in that game for the rest of the season, and he responded by saying "Yes."
If a trade for Steve Nash happens for the Mavericks, it would re-unite him with Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas team that he was a part of for six NBA seasons.
Dallas would make this deal to bolster the point guard play that they have for the rest of this season, but also to be able to drop salary in an effort to be far enough under the cap to make a run at both Deron Williams and Dwight Howard.
Nash has a contract this season of $11.6 million that expires and will come off the books at the end of the year.
Nash is currently leading the Suns with 11.6 assists per game and is having a good season on a team that needs to make long-term changes.