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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.
Salary: $13,000,000
Tyson Chandler made it clear before Sunday’s game that, while this season has not gone like he envisioned in Phoenix, he is in it for the long haul with the Suns. “I’m not jumping ship,” Chandler said. “If the organization decides to move me or something like that, then clearly, that’s something that’s out of my control. But I came here for a reason. I thought it was a young, promising team and I wanted to be a part of helping turn this around and help go to the next level. And I feel like I’m capable of doing that and this organization is capable of doing it.
The organization’s posture changed, and its undoing was two-fold, according to rival executives: 1) Signing 33-year-old Tyson Chandler to a four-year, $52 million deal on the belief that the move would entice free agent LaMarcus Aldridge to sign (spoiler alert, it didn’t); and 2) Underestimating Markieff Morris’ reaction to his twin brother being traded to Detroit. Chandler showing up for the Suns’ free-agent pitch meeting with Aldridge was great theater. “We walked in and we had no idea what he was doing there,” a person who attended the meeting told CBS Sports. “And then they said, ‘He’s with us now.'” The only problem with this bold plan was that it didn’t work. Now with Chandler once again struggling to stay healthy and Morris having diminished any leverage the Suns had to trade him, the Suns are stuck. The shakeup on the coaching staff didn’t help, and coach Jeff Hornacek still doesn’t have any security beyond this season.
Chandler has seen how all the distractions have worn on his young teammates. Just in the past week, Markieff Morris’ drama continued with a two-game suspension, assistant coaches Jerry Sichting and Mike Longabardi were fired in a rare in-season move and Eric Bledsoe was lost to a season-ending knee injury. “Just too much,” Chandler said. “It’s too much. There’s a lot of stuff going on. We’ve got to do a better job of limiting distractions on the floor. For me, it doesn’t bother me. I’ve seen it all and been through it all. For a young player, different things can be a distraction, whether it’s injuries, lineup changes or everything else that’s out there. We have to do a better job of clearing it and concentrating on basketball.“
Tyson Chandler—who now plays for the Phoenix Suns—offered his building’s pool for JB’s baptism, but the pool was closed. Out of options, Chandler decided to offer up his tub, which was surely large enough since the former All-Star is listed at 7’1″. Looking back at the Knicks schedule, the date of this incident would’ve had to be January 9, 2014, as that was the last time the Knicks beat the Heat in New York. Which is interesting, since Chandler didn’t play in that game due to an upper respiratory infection​. A crying and freshly-baptized Justin Bieber hugging a celebrity Pastor in a sick Tyson Chandler’s bathroom? Not an image we’ll forget any time soon.