Source: Tyson Chandler's return unlikely

The Dallas Mavericks have tried to engage the Orlando Magic in sign-and-trade talks for All-Star center Dwight Howard by offering Tyson Chandler, sources close to the situation told ESPNDallas.com -- the latest sign that Chandler's time with the Mavericks is coming to an end.

The Magic have not shown interest in the offer and are not yet prepared to entertain trade pitches for Howard. Nor is that likely to happen, sources said, before Chandler decides whether to sign with the Golden State Warriors, New Jersey Nets or the Houston Rockets, who have emerged as the top three suitors for the Mavericks' defensive anchor.

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