Lamar Odom showed Saturday night in a surprising and triumphant return against the Utah Jazz what a valuable player he can be for the Dallas Mavericks. Odom, who recorded nine points, five rebounds and three assists in Dallas' 102-96 victory, can take the Mavericks to another level, coach Rick Carlisle said. "When he walked in tonight, there was a bounce in his step that we hadn't seen," Carlisle said. "This is by far the most energy he's played with the entire year and I don't think it's close. "Whatever he's gone through has been tough. Now he's back and we need him. His minutes are very valuable."
Distractions done, Odom set to buy in with Dallas Mavericks
Fort Worth Star-Telegram | Mar 5