HoopsHype Tyson Chandler rumors

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In an interview shortly after he was released by the Knicks, World Peace told ESPN New York that his teammates talked often about how much the club misses Jason Kidd this season. "I spoke to a lot of people and a lot of people are saying Jason Kidd was the reason [for the Knicks' poor play this year]," World Peace said in late February. "... I spoke to Tyson about it and Tyson said Jason Kidd used to do a lot of adjustments on the court. So that was an issue that we had this year with Jason Kidd becoming a coach. A lot of times they kept saying, 'We miss that presence of Jason Kidd.'" ESPN.com

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With the expiring contracts of Chandler, Amar’e Stoudemire and Andrea Bargnani, the Knicks will have flexibility at next year’s trade deadline. If it looks like Love is leaving frigid Minnesota, the Wolves may trade him for any asset they can, and the Knicks would pounce at a sign-and-extend for Love the way they landed Anthony three years ago. One league source said of the Knicks’ bid for Love, “They’re selling New York fans land in New Mexico.’’ New York Post

If Anthony decides to remain with the Knicks after opting out of the final year of his contract this summer, Love — a 6-10 power forward with the ability to knock down three-pointers — figures to be a high-end target for the Knicks to spend some of their expected cap space on after next season. “He’s a guy who, he became a stretch-4. He never was a stretch-4 before,” Anthony said, in response to a question about Love’s evolvement over the past few seasons. “He worked on his shot. He worked on his three-ball. He worked on stretching the floor, spreading floor out. He can also go inside. He’s one hell of a rebounder. He’s a big load. “He’s a guy who got better every year since he’s been in the league and still he’s improving now.” New York Daily News

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Knicks center Tyson Chandler is so disillusioned he isn’t sure he wants to be part of the team’s long-term future. With the Knicks in chaos, owner James Dolan is going to look to rebuild or reload at season’s end. Whether Chandler, who is starting to show signs of age, is part of the blueprints is unclear. And Chandler may not want to stick around either. “That’s something I have to visit during the offseason,’’ Chandler said. “We’re all going to have a lot of decisions to make.’’ New York Post

There were no indications that the Knicks even entertained offers for Chandler before the Feb. 20 trade deadline, though he most likely was viewed as one of the team’s more valuable assets. Right or wrong, the Knicks are allergic to the concept of rebuilding, at least for now. “I think we all have a lot of decisions to make,” Chandler said. New York Times

With his contract expiring in 2015, the Knicks could shop Chandler for draft picks and another asset. Chandler eagerly signed a free-agent four-year, $65 million contract in 2011, thinking he had a chance to win a second title. But he’s getting beyond frustrated as the Knicks are close to playing out the string. “For me it’s important regardless [to finish out strong],’’ Chandler said. “I got a lot more pride than this, coming in night in, night out losing, and not putting forth the type of effort i t takes to win. At this stage of my career and what I’ve established, I refuse to let it put a blemish on it.’’ New York Post

Entering Monday, opponents were shooting 51.2 percent against him at the rim, according to the N.B.A. Consider that the Indiana Pacers’ Roy Hibbert was limiting opponents to 41.1 percent shooting at the rim. In addition, more versatile players have had success drawing Chandler away from the basket, averaging .941 points per possession on shots attempted from 17 feet to the 3-point arc, according to Synergy Sports. “I mean, it’s not just Tyson,” Woodson said before the game. “I think when you’re talking about having a good team and winning games at a high level, it starts with everybody. We’ve kind of been missing across the board from a defensive standpoint. We just haven’t been able to sustain things over a 48-minute ballgame.” New York Times

March 1, 2014 Updates

The Knicks were blown out, again, Friday night vs. the Golden State Warriors. And in a season like this, you go from "we have to stay positive" to "we have to find answers" to "boiling over with frustration" and eventually giving up. The Knicks hit "boiling over with frustration" Friday as veteran Tyson Chandler let Marreese Speights, that's right, Mo Speights, get under his skin, eventually forcing an ejection. CBSSports.com

On an attempted inside move, Speights was fouled by Chandler, who responded to the Warriors’ verbal assault with other niceties that got him ejected. “It was just me being frustrated with everything that’s been going on,” Chandler said. “When you get beat like that [at] home, it’s all frustration, but it’s over with,” Speights said. New York Post

February 27, 2014 Updates

Dime: Earlier this season, you made some comments about your displeasure with how the defensive schemes were being run. A couple of days later, coach Mike Woodson reportedly approached you about your comments. What exactly went on there? Tyson Chandler: I guess anything you say, people are going to write about it, and say what they want to say about it. People are going to pick it apart and make it be something else. Coach and I got together to reassure what was taking place. You know, during games you are going to make adjustments. Dime

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