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08:03 AM ET 06.15 | Mark Cuban would like to get the band back together, an unlikely scenario considering a squeeze on the labor horizon. The Celtics would love to be in the mix for Tyson Chandler, who gave Dallas a defensive and rebounding presence inside. Chandler earned $12.6 million in the final year of his contract and bringing him back will be more difficult than J.J. Barea. "Right when [Chandler] got there, we kind of viewed him as our quote, unquote, Kevin Garnett," Cuban said. "The guy that was going to be vocal, that was going to hold people accountable. I remember having conversations with him, it's OK to yell. This team has enough camaraderie and trust that you can do those types of things. He kept on bringing it."

The Boston Globe

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June 15, 2011  08:10 AM ET

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June 15, 2011  08:14 AM ET

for that money not worth it...if your gonna drop the big bucks go for howard

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June 15, 2011  08:20 AM ET
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Chandler just won a title with the mavs and Cuban will pay him beyond what any other team can...

And he will...

Barea may be gone... but Cuban isn't losing the best center the Mavs have ever had.

June 15, 2011  08:20 AM ET
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Chandler just won a title with the mavs and Cuban will pay him beyond what any other team can.Boston thinks they have a chance to get Chandler?Surely awaken and sadly mistaken!Shouldn't have traded Perk!

Please... Perk was not all that good. He did nothing for the Thunder and pretty much disappeared without KG to back him up.

The trade screwed the chemistry... but that's about it. No great loss in talent as far as trading Perk at all.

If the Thunder think they got their moneys worth then best of luck to them. Perk proved once again that teams have no idea outside of the few "stars" in the league what a guy is worth.

June 15, 2011  08:21 AM ET

i would love for Chandler to stay but I think it would be best for the mavs if they position themselves to acquire Howard / anyone in the next wave of FA elites.

i hope they can let go of Haywood and maybe Tyson can take a paycut? i'm not very sharp on contracts but i hope Cuban can maneuver things and keep Tyson and still run for D12

June 15, 2011  08:22 AM ET

Picking up the creaky O'Neals and dropping Perk sure has come back to bite them in the proverbial arse...!!!


So what's up with Shaq - Guess he retired so he can now focus on Wilt the stilt's other world record - Sleeping with as many women as he can!!

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June 15, 2011  08:30 AM ET
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And he will... Barea may be gone... but Cuban isn't losing the best center the Mavs have ever had.

it would be painful to see frodo leave.....

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June 15, 2011  08:40 AM ET
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And he will... Barea may be gone... but Cuban isn't losing the best center the Mavs have ever had.

Hey O! So you didn't like Dampier? LOL!!!

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June 15, 2011  08:47 AM ET
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These threads are stupid. Why would a player leave a championship line up for one that has no chance? Lets move on.

Money???

That's what motivated these guys to leave.

Perk = got his and now the Thunder have squat to show for it.

Posey? = He left the C's and has never been heard from again.. so much for the Mr Dynamite label some people seem to want to give him.

Another guy that took the money because of one decent year and ran with it... straight to someone's else bench. It happens all the time.

June 15, 2011  08:49 AM ET

Its funny the article says :

"Mark Cuban would like to get the band back together, an unlikely scenario considering a squeeze on the labor horizon."

LOL....I guess I missed the part were Boston had shed a lot of payroll going into next year...As it stands now Boston will be at 72 million next year and the Mavs at 61million and have the rights to negotiate with their OWN free agent....

June 15, 2011  08:49 AM ET
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Hey O! So you didn't like Dampier? LOL!!!

LMAFO

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June 15, 2011  08:54 AM ET
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I'll take JJ over Roddy anyday. JJ has proven that he can play and be very reliable.

JJ has superior ability in using the pick n' roll. he has a good tear drop shot and a 3 point range. but i think he will always be a backup PG.

 
June 15, 2011  08:55 AM ET

Chandler was a good get for the Mavs. Cuban is actually a good owner, even if he is a bit of a poser. Dallas is gonna stay good.

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