“Right now, I have confidence in my body,” he said. “I tried to push it at 100 percent. That’s what you have to do in games. I tried to wait until my leg was stable and strong. It felt good to get back on the court.
“Hopefully I can practice a couple more days in a row and play Friday.”
Odom was off to one of the best starts in his eight-year NBA career at the time of his injury, averaging 17.5 points, 8.7 rebounds and 4.9 assists — numbers that might have meant a berth in the All-Star game had the 6-foot-10 forward remained healthy.