HoopsHype Brendan Haywood rumors

February 11, 2013 Updates

Ariana Cancel, 30, is looking forward to moving out of the Salvation Army homeless shelter in a couple of weeks and settling into her own three-bedroom East Charlotte apartment with her five children. Still, she has some concerns about the future. She wants to ensure she’ll be able to pay all of her bills while also providing for her children and studying to become a certified nursing assistant. “I’m overwhelmed. I can’t wait,” she said. “I’ve been saving money.” Charlotte Observer

Now, with the help of Charlotte Bobcats center Brendan Haywood, Cancel and 14 other women will have one less bill to worry about for a year. On Sunday, Haywood surprised the women at the Center of Hope homeless shelter with news that he is going to pay their electric bills for the upcoming year. “This is going to give them some breathing room, a sign of relief, hope,” said Deronda Metz, director of social services for the Salvation Army in Charlotte. “This tells them that ‘If I continue to do what I’m supposed to do, somebody may come along beside me to offer support.’ ” Charlotte Observer

Just after 3:30 p.m., Haywood appeared to tell the women that he understood their struggle. “I know it’s hard going day to day making ends meet,” Haywood said to the women. “One of the hardest things when my mom was trying to stretch that dollar was paying bills.” Haywood then revealed that he would be paying their electric bills for a year, urging the women to “take this gift and have a great year.” The room erupted into cheers with some high-fiving each other and others hugging their children. Cancel said she was elated by the news. “This is beautiful,” she said. “I feel like I just hit the lotto.” Charlotte Observer

November 4, 2012 Updates

Somebody in the stands responded well, though. During the next timeout a fan shouted, “Hey Haywood! It would have taken you a month to score 12 points last season!’’ I asked Haywood about all the joshing post-game. He told me the real trash-talker was from Mavs owner Mark Cuban, who shouted something at him every time he took a shot. Charlotte Observer

October 27, 2012 Updates

Brendan Haywood said he wasn't surprised the Dallas Mavericks severed ties with him this past summer by using the NBA's amnesty clause. "It's a business, man,'' said Haywood, who now plays for the Charlotte Bobcats. "They were able to get (Chris) Kaman on a one-year deal. "The (Mavs) team you saw was trying to go in a different direction, get younger, get some guys to play with Dirk (Nowitzki), and get some guys to be here when Dirk’s not here. It didn’t surprise me at all.'' Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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David Aldridge: Source confirms Mavs to amnesty Brendan Haywood. Dallas reached agreement with Chris Kaman on 1 year deal Wednesday. @espn_macmahon first. Twitter

June 28, 2012 Updates

"You guys got the roster ... You can do the math," Nelson said when asked about Haywood. "[But] that's not the only route to clear space." The amnesty clause allows teams to waive a player and not have his salary count against the cap. However, the player would still receive his salary. The Mavs also could renounce the rights to guard Vince Carter, center Brandan Wright and guard Kelenna Azubuike to clear space. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

June 15, 2012 Updates

Brendan Haywood: “You can’t go wrong with a player like Deron Williams. He’s a great player, but the only thing I’ve heard about him is he’s been feverously working out.” Dallas Morning News

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