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Sunday, December 11, 2011
Vince Carter coming soon, then Lamar Odom

By Jeff Caplan



DALLAS -- Vince Carter, the Dallas Mavericks are hoping, could be a participant in the second practice Sunday. Meanwhile, Lamar Odom, acquired in a lightning-quick trade late Saturday night is likely to arrive Monday or Tuesday. He has 48 hours to report after the trade.

The Mavs wrapped up a morning workout moments ago on the first day that teams can hold two-a-day practices. Along with missing Carter and Odom, Rudy Fernandez remains a no-show (apparently stuck in Spain with visa issues) and Brian Cardinal is en route to re-sign with the champs.

Coach Rick Carlisle said it won't take a player like Odom long to pick things up. The regular-season opener is two weeks away against the Miami Heat.

"I don't expect Lamar today,'' Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said. "He's got 48 hours to report, so he certain has the right to report when he wants to within those provisions. But, when he gets here it won't take an hour to get him acclimated. He has a very high basketball IQ. He'll pick our stuff up very quickly.''