The Dallas Mavericks’ owner recently shot down any notion of the team severing ties with Lamar Odom, and now there’s talk that Lamar could be playing a game or two in the D-League before he rejoins the Mavs. Here’s Cuban following his meeting with Odom’s agent, per the Star-Telegram: “Lamar Odom will miss his fourth straight game tonight at 7 when the Dallas Mavericks face the New Orleans Hornets inside the New Orleans Arena. Odom left the Mavs on Feb. 22, the morning they played Odom’s former team, the Los Angeles Lakers. Odom went to be with his father, Joe Odom, who was ill. But late last week, Joe Odom told TMZ that he only had an upset stomach, and that his son did spend the night with him on Feb. 22. So, where is the missing Maverick? ‘He’s just dealing with issues and like we do with anybody else that’s had personal issues, our job is to try and help them out and not to comment beyond that,’ owner Mark Cuban said. ‘He’s got to figure these out and that’s what we’re trying to help him do.’ Cuban met with Odom and Odom’s agent, Jeff Schwartz, on Wednesday in Dallas at the W Hotel, where Odom lives. A source said Odom has backed off his desire of wanting the Mavs to buy him out of his contract so he can return to Los Angeles and play for the Clippers, and that he wants to finish the season with the Mavs. ‘We’ll just keep on working with him, and when it’s revolved, it’s resolved,’ Cuban said. ‘Everybody deals with their own issues differently, so we’ll see.’”