Thursday, July 8th, 2010 at 2:11 pm  |  20 responses

Brendan Haywood, Mavs Agree to six years, $55M

It’s clear Haywood will be the full-time starter in Dallas next season. Marc Spears reports: “The Dallas Mavericks have reached agreement on a six-year, $55 million contract to re-sign center Brendan Haywood, a league source told Yahoo! Sports. [...] With Erick Dampier’s contract not guaranteed for this season, Haywood figures to play an even more prominent role for the Mavericks. Dallas was aggressive in re-signing Haywood by having coach Rick Carlisle meet with him in Charlotte, N.C., on the first day of free agency. Haywood, 30, was possibly the top center on the market and was also courted by the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers.”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    Man this could’ve been Gortat if the Magic didn’t match the offer then glue him to the bench…

  • http://slamonline.com tealish

    9mil+ per for haywood? Good for him..

  • Some Dude

    Pretty good money for a guy who has no offensive skill.

  • http://thekobebeef.wordpress.com LDR4

    We over paid for a center again. At least it’s not as bad as the Damp deal. Hopefully we can get something for Damp’s $13 mil…

  • WangChung

    Not really a move that helps the Mavs, but at least some other team doesn’t get another big body. Don’t know why they wouldn’t have tried shipping him out East tho.

  • kev

    wow! waaaaay overpaid he is no better than erica

  • george w. buckets

    i hope this aint a dampier part II

  • http://stapledesign.com Spaceship Jay

    co-sign tealish. Yuck.

  • http://Egotastic.com Michael

    55 mil for freakin Haywood. Why not just give shaq like 20.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    LOL @ niQ.

  • http://slamonline.com walt williams

    The money these average players are getting is absolutely insane.

  • http://www.clownpenis.com Tarzan Cooper

    Dallas sucks

  • NBA kid

    and in 2015, the mavs again pay around $10 million for a center with no offense

  • http://twitter.com/HarryByrdMan44 LA Huey

    Owners are doing a bad job of convincing me their hard up for money with all these bad contracts.

  • tavoris

    don’t be so hard on Haywood. His interior D and rebounding gave Dirk the freedom to have one his best shooting seasons since he won MVP. 55 mil is still too much tho

  • http://claydefayette@yahoo.com Clay

    I have no clue what Dallas was thinking when they did this. They must have money on his head after year two of the contract.

  • rikson

    Thats like 7 mil per foot !

  • http://www.stonesthrow.com Michael NZ

    Haywood’s 30? Yeesh. He’ll be 36 at contracts end. Hmmm.

  • Lazarus

    well if darko gets 5 mill per year…..

  • vanillagorrila

    6 years you have got to be kidding me. He is already old for a center with his body type. Man Cuban better hope the new CBA lets him drop this b/c there is no way he’ll have the longevity of say a Marcus Camby, and yeah he may technically be 30 but he will turn 31 early into the season. The money isn’t a big deal, centers always get overpaid and the mavs are way over the cap as it is but man 6 years? That is just crazy.