Agent: Haywood, Carlisle Clash Led To Suspension
The agent for Brendan Haywood says that the center was suspended one game by the Mavericks after a heated discussion on Friday morning with coach Rick Carlisle.
Agent Andy Miller said the dispute was a "one-time isolated discussion" that had nothing to do with Haywood's diminished role on the team in recent weeks.
Haywood missed Friday night's game against San Antonio.
One source insisted that the clash was more "strategic" and focus-related based on what was happening during the shootaround and not about playing time.