The Mavericks remain committed to Lamar Odom, and it's not really like they have much of a choice. He has to be firmly in the rotation or the hole behind Dirk Nowitzki and Shawn Marion gets rather obvious.

Odom is coming off a disappointing game at New York, when he had two points, six rebounds, three assists and two costly turnovers.

Odom has been playing fewer minutes this season than anytime in his career. But the interesting thing is that, per minute played, his numbers still are down.