HoopsHype Tyson Chandler rumors
The Mavs are prioritizing a meeting Wednesday with Knicks free agent Carmelo Anthony in Dallas, trying to persuade the seven-time All-Star to reunite with former teammate Tyson Chandler and Dallas' own free agent, Dirk Nowitzki. Anthony also locked in meetings with the Bulls on Tuesday, Rockets on Wednesday and Lakers on Thursday. The Knicks will get last licks. CBSSports.com
Even before he was dealt by the Knicks to the Mavericks, Tyson Chandler was already on the move. The NBA center and former Dominguez High School star sold his estate in Rancho Santa Fe in March for a loss at $2.7 million. Chandler and his wife, Kimberly, purchased the five-acre estate in August 2006 for $5 million. Los Angeles Times
"I don’t know if I’ll reach out at this time,'' Chandler said. "I know how it is -- everybody is kind of blowing your phone up. As athletes, from one athlete to another, we kind of respect guys’ time in free agency because they understand the decision. But when they come to you, when he comes to Dallas or what have you, that’s when you have the opportunity to answer any questions as needed because that’s what a player wants. But as far as outside of that, I’ll give him and his family space, because ultimately at the end of the day that’s who he’s going to sit down with, his inner circle, and make the decision. No outside influences, I’m sure, are going to be in that decision-making.'' Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Chandler is a good pro, but he no longer had any interest in playing in New York -- though we will say the Knicks' 25-18 record without him the last two years was mostly coincidental. They’ve changed coaches since he checked out mentally, but his disinterest in defense was starting to show, and he was not a good fit for the triangle offense. Newark Star-Ledger
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