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Thursday, July 15, 2010
Chandler: No beef backing up Haywood

By Tim MacMahon

The Mavericks' starting center is Brendan Haywood. Tyson Chandler, a starter for most of his career, has no issue with that.
Tyson Chanlder sits down with Mavs play-by-play announcer Chuck Cooperstein and says he is healthy, happy and ready to start the season.

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"I’m OK with it," Chandler told ESPN 103.3's Chuck Cooperstein. "I’ve respected Brendan’s game for a long time. I competed against him a lot."

Those competitions weren't always friendly.

"We got in a couple fights," Chandler said with a laugh. "But it’s passion. I’m very passionate about the game. It’s all about winning ballgames. However coach sees that fit, whatever minutes it is, I’m sure I’m going to find my way on the floor."