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At Backup Center, Time For "The Dawn of Ian'

At Backup Center, Time For "The Dawn of Ian'

What some thought they once knew about the Mavs' center position: Haywood was the answer. Chandler was a BUST Chip. Ajinca was 'some guy.' Mahinmi was 'some other guy.' But now, halfway through the season? We crunch some numbers and talk to Mahinmi himself in a DB.com exclusive Video Visit to conclude that in some ways, it's time for the 'The Dawn of Ian':

Think back. The center position for the Mavs this year has been one of the biggest storylines for the club. … but it's a storyline in flux. The Dallas Mavericks initially thought Brendan Haywood was the sure and known commodity that would fill the starting lineup and try to be "the best center the Mavs have ever had." Tyson Chandler was a disappointing "settle" for...

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