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Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 at 12:00 pm  |  13 responses

Tyson Chandler Not Surprised By Dallas Mavericks’ Slow Start


Given the Mavericks’ drastic cost-cutting moves following their NBA championship victory last June, no one should be shocked that they’re struggling out of the gates this season. Just ask their former center, Tyson Chandler. Per the NY Post: “Chandler is now away from the Mavericks, who have started 0-2 and been outscored by a combined 33 points in the defeats. Chandler said he is not surprised by the early slide. ‘Honestly, I kind of saw it coming because when you put a team in a situation where you say, ‘You’re the defending champions, but we’re not necessarily trying to repeat,’ and when I say that, I’m not saying that they don’t have the pieces there, I obviously think very highly of those guys, but I say that because they offered everybody one-year deals,’ he said. ‘So they knew nobody was going to necessarily accept that. … And when you have veteran guys in the locker room, the type of guys they got, in this time of their career, it’s tough to face that. I think they’re just going through a little lull right now. But I’m hoping for those guys that it turns around because there’s truly good guys in that locker room.’”

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  • AQWORD

    No comment :-)

  • DieselMechanic

    Translation: Haaahaaaa (Nelson voice from the Simpsons)

  • http://SportsCipher.com Jaamal Braithwaite

    The Mavericks are not going to repeat. I’m still surprised they beat the Heat last year. And with out the defense of Chandler and Deshawn Stevenson, they make it to the 2nd round of the playoffs at best.

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    It’s gonna be funny when Mark Cuban has all this cap space in 2012 and no Dwight Howard or Deron Williams to spend it on. Oh and the Mavericks are 0-2 without Tyson Chandler. Just keeping track for Rick Carlisle. :)

  • Bt

    I’d be more concerned about your own slow start Tyson … 3 rebounds come on now

  • Tyson Chandler

    The Mavs will all prove you wrong. Just wait and see. I maybe a Knick, but my heart is still with Dallas.

  • LA Huey

    “Tyson Chandler: Mavericks Are Butthurt”

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    ^ 1-0 baby.

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    I’m was replying to Bt, not you LA Huey.

  • LA Huey

    I know, you’re not THAT dumb. I’ll give you that much. =)

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

    @ LA Huey: 1-0, baby.

  • deezndhaus aka giogolo

    I smell something fishy. COnsider the stacked teams at the Est. Whose to contend out wet. At best you’ve got Thunder,Grizzlies, clippers and the Mavs. east got Miami,Chi,NY. if I fail to mention any more teams from both sides pls. do. Where really does D12 and DWill go?

  • LA Huey

    Teddy’s a dummy.

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