HoopsHype Brendan Haywood rumors


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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Sessions, an unrestricted free agent who finished last season with the Los Angeles Lakers, has drawn interest from the Bobcats, an informed source said. Haywood, a center who grew up in Greensboro and played for North Carolina, will reportedly be waived by the Dallas Mavericks under the NBA’s amnesty clause. Charlotte Observer

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

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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

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