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Dallas Mavericks Free Agency 2011: Tyson Chandler To Meet With Golden State, Houston And New Jersey

With negotiations between the Dallas Mavericks and free agent Tyson Chandler stalling, Chandler told the people of Wednesday night: "I really think I'm going to be on a new team come training camp."

Now that talks are "officially" breaking down, ESPN's Marc Stein reports that Chandler will meet face-to-face this week with officials from the Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets and New Jersey Nets per sources close to the organizations.

Tyson Chandler's role in Dallas was one that many didn't see coming, team leader. The seven-footer took the pressure off of Dirk Nowitzki and the other big men on the Mavericks last season as he was a consistent presence on the boards and defensively. Those leadership abilities helped lead the Mavs to their first NBA championship in franchise history as Dallas defeated the Miami Heat in six games.

The big man had become a fan favorite and someone that drew a ton of respect from Dirk Nowitzki, and its unclear how the Mavericks would try and replace him.

For the latest news and notes on the Mavericks off-season, check out Mavs Moneyball.

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