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Saturday, November 5th, 2011 at 3:09 pm  |  16 responses

Chandler: Owners’ Proposal Would Keep Him from Mavs


The owners have consistently proposed measures against teams straying into the luxury tax territory. The Mavs, who the Dallas Morning News reports were hit with $20 million in fines last season, may not be able to re-sign free agents like TChandler under the new CBA: “Free agent Mavericks center Tyson Chandler fears that the new NBA collective bargaining agreement could limit Dallas from re-signing him. ‘With the collective bargaining agreement and some of the things that they’re trying to enforce, it would basically prohibit me from coming back,’ Chandler told KESN-FM FM in Dallas. ‘It would take it out of my hands — and the organization’s — because it would almost be pretty much impossible for me to re-sign. I just think that can be the worst thing that can happen. For years, the Lakers have been able to win championships and re-sign their players and keep them there so they can go out for another title. Now, to put that deal in place after we win ours, I don’t like it one bit.’”

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  • PG

    Come to the Raptors!

  • http://www.slamonline.com rich

    what are u smoking^^ the teachers union would never let colangelo sign someone for that much money that isnt hedo turkgolu

  • CARTEL

    Sound like the Knicks have a shot for a new center…lol

  • http://slamonline.com datkid

    well in that case…… lol

  • http://twitter.com/djys DJ YS

    Back for the first time to OKC??

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    Enjoy the journey Tyson!

  • dannyb

    I really like Chandler but this is a ridiculous comment. The whole point of the proposed CBA is that players should stop getting such crazy salaries. It wouldn’t be “out of your hands” Tyson, it just means you couldn’t get such a greedy contract to stay.

  • Rainman

    damn. Dallas had a real great shot this coming year, somethings gotta give!

  • Groves

    @dannyb. i think it has a lot to do with dallas being over the proposed cap without chandlers salary so that there is no level of cash that they can sign him for. unless maybe they can get rid of haywards contract

  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    He’s starting the negotiations for his new contract early…

  • http://dodgers.com Joey E.

    good thing they gave haywood that big contract!!!!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com UNFROZEN CAVEMAN LAWYER

    IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE WHERE ALL FA’S GO, AND HOW TEAMS TRADE OVERPAID GUYS…………. SIGH STUPID LOCKOUT

  • Hart

    If the Knicks get him……

  • Musicrebel

    Are we supposed to feel sorry because this greedy mutha doesn’t want to take less money? He’s been pretty much overpaid most of his career.

  • ab40

    he doesn’t deserve more than 6 maybe 7 mil a year. I understand he is a key cog for the Mavs on D but they let him grow in that role he didn’t force the team to play great D like KG did that was Dwayne Casey and he’s gonna coach the raps next season.

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    Well, this IS sort of what they owners were aiming at…

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