And so it begins.â†µ
Haywood was signed to a 6 year 55 million dollar contract this off-season and was promised the starting center role. He then went out and got completely outplayed by Chandler in the pre-season and lost his spot. Of course, this was the fear of signing Haywood to a long term deal-Dampier Syndrome.â†µ
This will put Ian Mahinmi in the backup center role tonight going up against his former team and Tim Duncan.â†µ
No word on Haywood's status for tomorrow night's game against the Miami Heat.