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