The trade of Erick Dampier and spare change for Tyson
Chandler makes a ton of sense for the Mavericks.
The main reason is that itwill not be anything close to the
financial hit for owner Mark Cuban that acquiring Al Jeferson would have been.
Chandler would come for one year at more than $12 million. Jefferson would have
been more than $42 million over three years and would have cost the Mavericks
untold future draft picks.
Apparently, the mortgage of the future is far less in the
Plus, Chandler is in the final year o his contract,
which means he’ll be trying to earn next year’s money. That’s
not a bad situation for a team to be in, especially with a center. Yes, we
know. All NBA players try hard. But sometimes they try just a little harder
when money is on the line.
In addition, Chandler was at his best when paired with Chris
Paul, who fed him a ton of lob passes for easy dunks off the pick and roll.
That’s one more offensive wrinkle the Mavericks could add to their