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Warriors Zeroing In On Tyson Chandler; Talks With Mavericks Stalled

The Golden State Warriors had their first direct contact with Tyson Chandler on Tuesday, according to sources with knowledge of the discussions.

The Warriors, sources said, have made Chandler their No. 1 roster target -- no matter what happens with their recent trade talks with the New Orleans Hornets about Chris Paul --- and join the Houston Rockets on the list of teams to directly engage Chandler in the past 48 hours.

The New Jersey Nets are also expected to talk with Chandler this week.

Sources say negotiations between the Mavericks and Chandler are essentially frozen, with Dallas determined to maintain as much payroll flexibility as possible for the summer of 2012, even if it means losing the defensive lynchpin of the first championship team in franchise history.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN
 

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