Thursday July 12th, 2012's Tim MacMahon reports that the Dallas Mavericks will use the amnesty provision on center Brendan Haywood, wiping the remaining three years and $27 million of his contract off their books.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Mavs signed free agent center Chris Kaman to a one-year, $8 million contract to be their starting pivot.

Collegue Jeff Caplan has more details on the Haywood amnesty in this series of tweets, which includes word that Dallas might pursue a former All-Star using the money saved:

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