Tyson Chandler RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 7-1 / 2.16
Weight:235 lbs. / 106.6 kg.
Height: 7-1 / 2.16
Weight:235 lbs. / 106.6 kg.
With an intricate plan in place for the first day of free agency, the Suns showed Aldridge what type of team that they envision being before they even met with him. The Suns opened free agency by adding veteran center Tyson Chandler with a four-year, $52 million agreement and by coming to terms to keep guard Brandon Knight on a five-year, $70 million contract.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Suns GM Ryan McDonough and staff — with Tyson Chandler — still in meeting with Aldridge now in Los Angeles, sources tell Yahoo.
The Suns and Dallas Mavericks could possibly work a sign-and-trade agreement involving Chandler and Brandan Wright. Wright was a popular player with the Mavericks before they included him in the Rajon Rondo trade with Boston last season.
Adrian Wojnarowski: The Suns are bringing Tyson Chandler into the meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge as part of their pitch, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.: 71 more rumors
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: The Suns walked into meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge moments ago, armed with Tyson Chandler and his agreed upon multi-year contract.
Marc Stein: ESPN sources say Tyson Chandler has agreed to a four-year deal with the Phoenix suns worth $52 million.: 4 more rumors
Adrian Wojnarowski: Tyson Chandler has agreed to a deal with the Suns, league source tells Yahoo Sports.: 4 more rumors
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.
Chris Broussard: Sources: Lakers meeting w/Greg Monroe Wednesday. Also interested in Tyson Chandler & Robin Lopez
Ken Berger: Free-agent matchmaking to keep an eye on, sources say: Tyson Chandler and the Bucks. Agent Jeff Schwartz also reps coach Jason Kidd. Kidd and Chandler also were teammates in Dallas and New York.: 4 more rumors
Ramona Shelburne: Clippers still “hopeful” that they’ll keep DeAndre Jordan, but I’m told if he were to leave for Mavs, they’ll try to S&T for Tyson Chandler. But again, Clippers are still “hopeful” they’ll keep DeAndre.: 32 more rumors
Michael Scotto: Tyson Chandler will draw significant interest from the Bucks. Jason Kidd loves him. Excel Sports represents them both and many Bucks players
Chris Broussard: some league execs think Tyson Chandler will land in Milwaukee. Mavs not out of picture for Tyson though if they don’t get DeAndre: 4 more rumors
“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.”
Dwain Price: The #Mavs could probably re-sign Tyson if they sign Aldridge. But if they sign DeAndre, Tyson will likely be gone. #freeagency
Tim MacMahon: Dirk Nowitzki says he’d “love to keep” Tyson Chandler, “love to keep” Monta Ellis and “love to have” LaMarcus Aldridge. Diplomatic, but not possible.
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!”
Bucks coach Jason Kidd knows both of them well, having played alongside Chandler in both Dallas and New York and having coached Lopez with the Nets. And word is that Milwaukee intends to chase both hard come July 1 in hopes of emerging as a serious contender for at least one of them.
Chandler, who is coming off one of his best statistical campaigns, is expected to get at least a three-year, $36 million deal this summer. The Mavs would eagerly pay him market value if they aren’t successful at their one swing at a younger upgrade.
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.
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.