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Kelenna Azubuike To Replace Lamar Odom On Mavericks Roster

With forward Lamar Odom out, the Dallas Mavericks quickly made a move Monday to fill the roster spot of the former Sixth Man of the Year, as Kelenna Azubuike, from the NBA-D League's Texas Legends, was recalled by the Mavs:

The 6-foot-5 Azubuike was signed as a free agent on March 23 and immediately assigned to the Legends. During his time in Frisco, he appeared in seven games and averaged 6.4 points and 3.4 rebounds in 12.9 minutes.

Azubuike, a British-born player who played at Kentucky, played four seasons for the Golden State Warriors.

His most productive season came in 2007-08, when he averaged 21.4 minutes per game, 8.4 points per game and 4.0 rebounds per game. A serious knee injury knocked him out of the NBA in 2009-2010 and he hasn't played in the league since.

The Mavericks had taken a flyer on Azubuike by signing him to the Legends earlier in the season and with so little time left in the season, it's unclear whether they will be able to get him back to speed.

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