HoopsHype Tyson Chandler rumors

December 1, 2014 Updates

Because of what he saw in Chandler back in 2000, Felton is not surprise of the success the Mavs’ center has enjoyed in the NBA. "I don’t really think he gets the publicity he should as a (center) in this league, but he’s definitely one of the game-changers as a (center) in this league for sure,’’ Felton said. "What a lot of people don’t know is Tyson can do a whole lot of things. "He can shoot the mid-range decent, he can put it on the floor in the post and face up, but with the type of team we have there’s no need to do anything extra with his game. We have scorers at every position, going down starting with Dirk (Nowitzki) (power forward) all the way down, we can put the ball in toehold. But Tyson is really big and really key for our team.’’ Fort Worth Star-Telegram

November 30, 2014 Updates

After the New York media circus came through Dallas on Wednesday and rekindled the Tyson Chandler-as-a-distraction debate regarding his final season in New York, Felton said nothing could be further from the truth. “All that was said about him was just nonsense,” said Felton, who played with Chandler in New York and came to the Mavericks in the same trade. “Tyson, by all means, I’ve never seen him be a problem in the locker room. He holds guys accountable and if you can’t accept that, then you’re not in it for the right reasons. “If you can’t accept a man getting on you when you’re wrong, but who congratulates you when you’re right, then you’re not about the team. He’s going to get on you. He’s yelled at me plenty of times, but I know he’s doing it the right way.” Dallas Morning News

November 29, 2014 Updates

After the New York media circus came through Dallas on Wednesday and rekindled the Tyson Chandler-as-a-distraction debate regarding his final season in New York, Felton said nothing could be further from the truth. “All that was said about him was just nonsense,” said Felton, who played with Chandler in New York and came to the Mavericks in the same trade. “Tyson, by all means, I’ve never seen him be a problem in the locker room. He holds guys accountable and if you can’t accept that, then you’re not in it for the right reasons. If you can’t accept a man getting on you when you’re wrong, but who congratulates you when you’re right, then you’re not about the team. He’s going to get on you. He’s yelled at me plenty of times, but I know he’s doing it the right way.” Dallas Morning News

November 26, 2014 Updates

Chandler was blamed for too eagerly criticizing former coach Mike Woodson’s defensive schemes. Whispers Chandler was one of the dreaded locker-room “finger pointers’’ have also surfaced. They are odd accusations for one of the NBA’s noted leaders. Of course, it could be a smoke screen for the real intentions of Jackson, the Knicks’ team president, shipping out a player who didn’t fit into his triangle offense because he’s not a good jump shooter or post-up guy. Chandler is, however, a ferocious defender and the current Knicks don’t defend a lick. New York Post

November 25, 2014 Updates
November 7, 2014 Updates

Would Carlisle consider resting Dirk Nowitzki, Tyson Chandler or any of his other 30-something players? “It’s possible,” he said. “We did a strategic rest thing once or twice last year. We did it more frequently when [Jason] Kidd was here and he was 38, 39. We’re keeping an eye on all that. When it’s appropriate, we’ll certainly do it and we’ll certainly consider it.” Dallas Morning News

November 1, 2014 Updates

Chandler is so high on Aminu that he compares him favorably to former Chicago Bulls superstar Scottie Pippen. “The first day I saw him I told him he should go back and watch Scottie Pippen, watch the tapes on him because that athletic, long built of being able to really hound guys with long arms and strength, I feel like he has that,” Chandler said. “And he has the motor to stay after it as well.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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Before Friday night’s game, Durant and Tyson Chandler met at center court for a lengthy embrace and conversation. The two won the gold medal together at the 2012 Olympics and seem to share some genuine mutual respect. Oklahoman

October 10, 2014 Updates
September 29, 2014 Updates

"Our teams have had great chemistry, and it's something we believe in. Hey, if Mark believed so much in chemistry, he wouldn't have busted up a title team for cap room. He's trying to reunite a lot of those people now, bringing back the center [Tyson Chandler] from that title team. Maybe he's got some chemistry religion recently. "He's tripled his analytics staff. If he's equating analytics with not caring about chemistry, well, he's tripling down on it. I think he's smart to paint a competitor in a negative light, but none of those statements are lining up. He says that we're the team that you sign with and then we will trade you, when that's what he said he would've done with Dwight. "We don't care about chemistry, but he busted up a championship team for what he hoped cap room could do." Yahoo! Sports

September 23, 2014 Updates
September 22, 2014 Updates

The Dallas Mavericks’ starting lineup is loaded with scorers, but … “I’m going to make them defend,” Tyson Chandler said, interrupting in the middle of the sentence. “We’re going to defend. You can score as many points as you want, but at the end of the day, defense wins championships and that’s what we’re going to do. “Guys don’t have to be the best individual defenders in the league, but we are going to be a great defensive team. You have to do your assignment. We’re not going to take plays off.” ESPN.com

September 20, 2014 Updates

Chandler, who was dealt back to Dallas by the Knicks in June along with Raymond Felton in exchange for Jose Calderon, Samuel Dalembert and Shane Larkin, took exception to comments Jackson made in the wake of the trade on Friday in an interview with ESPN Dallas. “I did nothing but try to help the culture there the three years I was there,” Chandler said. “You can say I didn’t live up to whatever, or you didn’t like the way I played or anything. But to ever question who I am and the type of leader I am in the locker room, I don’t even know where that came from. New York Post

“I honestly don’t know where that came from. I don’t know if Phil put that out there or who put that out there, but to me, that was the ultimate shock. And you don’t have to say that to get rid of me or to trade me. The trade is over. “So to judge my character and what I’ve done, you can go look at all my teammates and ask all of my teammates in the past, and the coaches I’ve played for, and I’ve never been a problem and never had a problem. So that was a shock to me that I didn’t appreciate.” New York Post

“You can go to any of the staff members or anybody and ask them what kind of guy I was when I was there, and if I was the guy who was pushing for what is right all the time and they would tell you so,” Chandler said. “That more than anything in my career caught me off guard. I can stomach somebody saying he didn’t produce or whatever, and that’s just motivation. But a shot at someone’s character or professionalism, that’s a little far-fetched.” New York Post

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