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NBA Rumors: Mavericks To Bring Back Tyson Chandler?

Of all the pieces the Dallas Mavericks allowed to walk during free agency after the 2011 championship, Tyson Chandler was the toughest to see go.

Looking to improve the roster and with cap room, the Mavericks may look bring back the defensive minded center according to ESPN.com.

Chandler, 31, has spent the last three seasons with the New York Knicks, never playing in more than 66 games. He was named the Defensive Player of the Year during the lockout shortened 2012-2013 season. He averaged 8.7 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks this season.

With one year left on his deal, a trade would have to be worked out.

The Mavericks originally let Chandler walk due to his injury history, also, with the new CBA in place, they were frightful of being handcuffed to improve the roster before Dirk Nowitzki‘s retires.

Along with Chandler, the Mavericks are also reportedly interested in his New York teammate Carmelo Anthony.

In his lone season with the Mavericks, Chandler averaged 10.1 points, 9.4 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 74 games. He was acquired for Eric Dampier’s Dust Chip contract.

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