Mavs to get sneak peak of Chandler

July, 13, 2010
7/13/10
10:55
PM CT
New Maverick Tyson Chandler has been invited to the Team USA training camp in Las Vegas and will begin workouts there Friday, said Dallas Mavericks president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson.

It will give Chandler's new bosses, assembled in Las Vegas for the NBA Summer League, a sneak preview of their 7-foot-1 backup center, who has battled foot and ankle injuries over the past two seasons.

"He is healthy for the first time in two years," Nelson said. "He feels great."

Chandler, traded Tuesday from Charlotte to Dallas, had a shot at making the 2008 Olympic team. Now fully recovered, he will try to make the 12-man roster that will comprise Team USA and compete in the World Championships on Aug. 28 - Sept. 12 in Turkey.

If Chandler makes the team, one side benefit will be that he'll get a head start getting to know Mavs head athletic trainer Casey Smith, who is a member of the Team USA medical staff.

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