Caron Butler, Tyson Chandler and JJ Barea are all free agents
The Mavericks also aren’t sure if they can retain their championship roster, with Butler, Tyson Chandler and J.J. Barea all unrestricted free agents. “I don’t know who is going to back, who is not going to be back,” Haywood said. “I would love for everybody to come back, but it’s a business and you know that can’t always happen. When the signing period starts, we’ll let Mark and Donnie [Nelson, the team’s general manager] handle all that.”
Chandler, the leader of the Mavericks’ improved defense, has already made the surprising declaration that he doesn’t expect to be a member of the Mavericks when training camp begins on Friday. If Chandler goes elsewhere, Haywood would likely slide back into the starting center position that he expected to receive when he re-signed with the Mavericks two summers ago.
-- Washington Post Blog