HoopsHype Brendan Haywood rumors


July 14, 2012 Updates
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July 11, 2012 Updates

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

(On who the best player in the world is) Brendan Haywood: “Kevin Durant. I’m riding and dying with Dirk Nowitzki, but if you say right now with what this guy has done, and I love LeBron’s total floor game, but when it comes down to your best player in those crunch moments and clutch moments, he has to come through Dallas Morning News

June 10, 2012 Updates
June 9, 2012 Updates

The Mavericks have big decisions to make before the NBA draft June 28, and free agency begins July 1. But no decision may be bigger than what to do with center Brendan Haywood. Dallas Morning News

May 15, 2012 Updates

Tea leaves anyone? "Last I heard he was partying overseas with Nets management, with Prokhorov and them," Mavs center Brendan Haywood said of Williams on Tuesday morning during an appearance on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM's Ben & Skin Show. "If he's leaning towards Dallas, he's got a funny way of showing it. So we don't know what D-Will's doing. I think that's the million-dollar question everybody wants to know. I don't even know if he knows right now. He has a very interesting summer ahead of him." ESPN.com

May 8, 2012 Updates

Brendan Haywood knew he’d be an amnesty clause candidate as soon as he saw the new collective bargaining agreement. He certainly won’t be surprised if the Mavericks cut him loose this summer. It’s virtually guaranteed to happen if the Mavs can convince Deron Williams to join Dirk Nowitzki in Dallas. “I have no control over that,” Haywood said during a Tuesday appearance on ESPN Dallas 103.3’s Ben and Skin Show. “I have enjoyed my time in Dallas. I was part of a championship team. If it happens, it happens, and I’ll have to move on and continue to try to advance my career somewhere else. If it doesn’t, I’ll be happy to be back. I don’t really have an opinion on that because it’s out of my control. ESPN.com

May 5, 2012 Updates

Scowling Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins has seen very little of heavyweight counterpart Brendan Haywood in this series. Whether that's Perkins taking Haywood out of the game or Haywood taking himself out is a point of debate, perhaps. But Perkins said he thinks something is not right with the Dallas Mavericks big man who has played a total of 36 minutes in the first three games of the series. "Brendan’s a good player, man. I remember when he was with the Wizards he was averaging a double-double, so you just never know," Perkins said. "Could be body aching, it could be a mental thing. But I know he’s not himself lately, so I don’t know exactly what’s going on, but I know he’s not himself. But, you know, you got times where you go through stretches like that." ESPN.com

April 4, 2012 Updates

Explain what happened where Stan Van Gundy claims he has film of you “double punching” Dwight Howard in the back? Brendan Haywood: “Well I guess he’s got something no one else has. Like I said it is a physical game and sometimes guys get testy with elbows, throwing forearms. No one throws any punches out there. NBA guys? We are not about that. It’s all WWE to us. We’re fake tough guys. No one throws any real punches. It’s unfortunate Stan feels that way. I know he has to protect his guy, but it’s just not the case. No one has any footage of it I guess except him, so unless he has Patrick Ewing on the bench taping with his iPhone I don’t think that really happened.” Sports Radio Interviews

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