Lamar Odom will indeed play for the D-League's Texas Legends on Saturday -- and it was his idea.
The Mavericks forward hasn't played in a game since Feb. 20, so he'll look to get a little burn in before he would presumably join the team for a big road game at Oklahoma City on Monday, although his actual return to the Mavs has not been confirmed.
Odom is expected to report to the Legends for Saturday's morning shootaround. He's working out with coaching guru and Mavs consultant Tim Grgurich today.
So Odom will miss a fourth consecutive game tonight with the Mavs playing in New Orleans and a fifth Saturday night with the Utah Jazz in town.