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Mavs lucky Chandler's on their side

Defensive anchor was on his way to Thunder in 2009 until trade was called off

Updated: May 17, 2011, 10:25 AM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- The question was always asked with a smile and a laugh, but there was a lot of truth being told in this jest.

"How good would you guys be if you had me?" Chandler occasionally asked Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook during their time together on Team USA last summer.

The Oklahoma City Thunder had the big man for one day in February 2009, only to decide they didn't want Chandler.

How big of a mistake did the Thunder make then? They might find out in the Western ...

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