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Late last June, having finished a workout, Chandler turned on his phone and saw the news breaking that he was about to be traded back to the Mavericks. Then the phone rang ... his agent was calling to confirm the news. "I had mixed emotions, to be quite honest," Chandler said. "I had put Dallas in the past. I enjoyed what had gone on here but I put it in the past and appreciated it for what it was. So I had to turn the mindset back around." NBA.com

"He's more of a leader than I thought," said Michael Finley, the retired Mavericks All-Star who has been serving the franchise as special assistant since 2012. "During the championship run I thought Tyson was just a solid part of a good team." Finley was not around the Mavericks four years ago, when Chandler both showed and told his teammates how to defend at a level worthy of their 2011 NBA championship. "I can see how he is a leader on and off the court," said Finley, based on the current season. "He gets the respect of his teammates and his coaches." NBA.com

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The next day the Mavericks suspended Rondo from Wednesday’s game in Atlanta without pay. Carlisle then said Rondo will be back at practice Friday and in the starting lineup Saturday when the Mavericks (39-21) host the Brooklyn Nets (23-32). “I think it should be over quick,” center Tyson Chandler said. “I think the communication between the two of them will be better because of this. No more walking on egg shells either way.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram

February 26, 2015 Updates

"If anything, it should make the team stronger," Mavs locker room leader Tyson Chandler said after Rondo served his one-game suspension in Wednesday's 104-87 loss to the Atlanta Hawks. "For one, it should make those two have better communication. They're not familiar with each other, so I think for the first couple of whatever all parties are tip-toeing. "Not against each other, but two guys who are competitors, who want to win, sometimes it's better that you have a little blowout. It lets you know that you're on the same page, that you want to win." ESPN.com

February 25, 2015 Updates

Mavericks center Tyson Chandler left the American Airlines Center with a pronounced limp Tuesday night. Chandler injured his hip when he took a charge from Toronto Raptors power forward Amir Johnson with 1:16 remaining in the Mavs' 99-92 win. Chandler was in obvious pain and exited the game for good with 51 seconds remaining. "I'm a little banged up," Chandler said. "I got hit in my hip flexor. I've got that and other lingering things." ESPN.com

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The Bulls’ front line of Gasol, Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson helped Chicago outrebound Dallas 47-30. While the Mavericks got solid games from its starting big men — Tyson Chandler had his 19th double-double of the season and Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points on 10-of-15 shooting — the rest of the Mavericks accounted for only 11 rebounds. “We needed to be tougher,” Carlisle said. “We need to be more hit-first.” Dallas Morning News

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And, in fact, Tyson Chandler, a veteran earthquake rater who grew up in Southern California, said the tremors that hit in North Texas didn't even register on his scale. "I didn't even get out of my bed," Chandler said. "If it wasn't for my baby girl coming in saying that her bed was moving, I wouldn't have noticed. They're harmless. They actually rock me to sleep at night." Dallas Morning News

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The Dallas Mavericks will be without starting center Tyson Chandler tonight against Oklahoma City because of back spasms. Coach Rick Carlisle said he did not believe the condition is serious, and the hope is that it's no more than a day-to-day situation. Dallas Morning News

December 23, 2014 Updates

Cuban will have to negotiate new contracts with Rondo and Chandler this summer, but the Mavs don’t have to worry about the salary cap because they own both players’ Bird rights. Ellis can opt out of the final year of his three-year, $25 million deal that’s been a tremendous bargain. If that happens, the Mavs would own his early Bird rights and be able to offer him a contract with a starting salary of up to 175 percent of the $8.36 million that he makes this season. “I’ll at least do my best to keep them together,” said Cuban, who can pay his own free agents more than other teams are allowed to offer. “I want to keep them together. It’s cheaper to keep her. It’s not where we were before. ESPN.com

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