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NBA Rumors: Tyson Chandler Not Expecting To Return To Dallas

After winning an NBA Championship last season with the Dallas Mavericks, center Tyson Chandler doesn't think that he will be returning to the Mavericks for this upcoming season. 

"I really think I'm going to be on a new team come training camp," Chandler told in a telephone interview Wednesday night. "I'm really taking a hard look at all of my options, trying to see what best suits me."

Chandler won't have to worry about finding a job as the 7-footer will be highly sought after by many teams around the league. He maintains that his first choice is still to remain in Dallas but has been disappointed by the lack in communication between the NBA Finals and the beginning of the lockout. 

Wednesday was the first day that NBA teams and agents were allowed to begin talking about new contracts. Those teams thought to be chasing Chandler are Houston, Toronto, New Jersey and Golden State. The Mavericks have maintained that Chandler is their No. 1 priority but may simply not have the cap space to compete with other offers that Chandler will receive on the open market. 

For more on Tyson Chandler and the Dallas Mavericks, be sure to check out Mavs Moneyball

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