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.”