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Haywood to re-sign with Mavs for $55 million

After being courted by the Heat and Cavaliers [1], 30-year-old center Brendan Haywood [2] reportedly has re-signed [3] with the Mavericks, with a six-year, $55 million contract.

Yahoo! Sports’ Marc J. Spears initially reported the signing. Haywood, who averaged 8.1 points and 7.4 rebounds last season for the Mavs in only 28 games, spent his first 8½ seasons with the Wizards. With a number of teams (including the Celtics [4]) looking for help at the center position, it’s not surprising that Dallas locked him up long-term.