By Will Yoder
February 28, 2012

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says that there is no chance that the team will buyout Lamar Odom’s contract, according to ESPN Dallas.

"We haven't discussed a buyout and we wouldn't do a buyout. No chance that happens at all,” Cuban told ESPN Dallas in an email Monday. “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."

Odom, 32, left the team last week to attend to his ailing father in Los Angeles. He is not expected to return for the Mavericks game tonight against the New Jersey Nets.

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