Report: Haywood signs with Mavs

A person familiar with the negotiations says center Brendan Haywood has agreed to $55 million, six-year contract to return to the Dallas Mavericks.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday on the condition of anonymity because details were still being finalized.

Dallas acquired the 7-footer from Washington as part of a blockbuster deal at the trade deadline last season. He was a big part of the Mavs getting on a roll soon after, but down the stretch he lost playing time – and his starting job – to Erick Dampier.

This deal probably means Dampier’s days in Dallas are over.