Tyson Chandler Rumors

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Tyson Chandler
Tyson Chandler
Position: C
Born: 10/02/82
Height: 7-1 / 2.16
Weight:235 lbs. / 106.6 kg.
Jordan is not expected to drag out his decision long after the Clippers make the final presentation. Should Jordan decide on the Mavericks, who along with the Clippers are believed to be the co-favorites, the Clippers probably would try to execute a sign-and-trade exchange of centers involving Jordan and Tyson Chandler. In that scenario, the Clippers would replace Jordan, 26, with Chandler, which would be about the only way they could find a high-quality alternative given their severe salary cap restraints. Chandler, 32, is a former All-Star and NBA defensive player of the year who once played alongside Paul with the New Orleans Hornets.
via Los Angeles Times
“I’ll speak to my agent and get a feel for what’s out there,” Chandler said. “You never know how things are going to go. I would love playing here, but it has to be right. “This is different because after the championship I was just chilling. Now, it’s different not knowing what’s going to happen, trying to picture myself in different situations. It’s difficult. I’m a loyal guy. This whole process has been a little mind-boggling. It all has to feel right.”
via Dallas Morning News
Giannis Antetokounmpo: “I think we need a top class bigman. We have Zaza Pachulia who really knows how to play basketball and John Henson who will keep getting better and better and some other big guys with potential. But we need an athletic, top class bigman. Who will be able to finish plays, score and play effective defense. Who will have the skills to function as the rim protector and set good screens. Zaza Pachulia jokes around with me! He’s warning me that we are going to meet each other in… the Eurobasket. We will both be present with our national teams. I’ll be waiting for him there!”
via EuroHoops.net
Dallas would insist that the Clippers also take reserve point guard Raymond Felton, who was the Tyson Tax in last summer’s trade with the New York Knicks. Felton earned a lot of respect from the Mavs with his approach last season, when the longtime starter stayed ready despite playing sparingly, but they’d still like to dump his $3.9 million salary after he officially exercises his player option for next season.
via ESPN.com
Of course, the Clippers would prefer to keep DeAndre Jordan, the third-team All-NBA big man who ranks right up there with perennial All-Star power forward LaMarcus Aldridge as the Mavs’ top targets in free agency. However, Jordan intends to consider all of his options and has privately made it clear that he’s highly intrigued by the possibility of coming to Dallas as a featured attraction for the Mavs. A sign-and-trade swap of the centers (Tyson Chandler-DeAndre Jordan), which has been mentioned in Mavs front-office offseason brainstorming sessions, would make a lot of sense for all of the involved parties. Jordan has all the leverage in this situation. If he decides to leave Lob City, Clippers coach and president of basketball operations Doc Rivers would be crazy not to cooperate in this scenario. It’s the only way the Clippers could get a legitimate replacement for Jordan next season.
via ESPN.com