HoopsHype Tyson Chandler rumors

June 18, 2014 Updates

The report out today is the Warriors are willing to part with forwards David Lee and Harrison Barnes for New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler. This would be an excellent trade — if Warriors general manager Bob Myers sees the end of his tenure under Joe Lacob coming and wants to start preparing for his next move. Bleacher Report

For the record, a precursory look into this with my sources revealed this won’t happen. But it doesn’t take an inside source to see this would be a very backwards move from Golden State. San Jose Mercury-News

May 20, 2014 Updates

At season's end, Gobert planned to go home to France for a few weeks but will return to the United States at the end of this month. He feels like he made plenty of progress despite seeing limited playing time in his first NBA season and is confident that, in the future, he can become an integral part of Utah's plans to build a winning team for this franchise. "Of course, of course," he said when asked if he was a different player in April than he was last November. "Basketball and outside (the game), too. I'm more confident; I'm stronger, I'm better, so of course. "I look at Tyson Chandler, Joakim Noah and those players, and I think I can be — not the same player, of course we are different, you know — I can be that type of player. I can be especially defensively but offensively too, I think." Deseret News

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The most interesting whisper, at this early stage, is that the Mavs intend to be at the front of the line to try to reacquire Tyson Chandler should the Knicks make their defensive anchor available via trade. ESPN.com

May 2, 2014 Updates

So Phil’s got to get a star if he loses Anthony. I’ve heard this one: The Knicks get Noah and the Bulls get Tyson Chandler, a good expiring deal so they can go after Kevin Love next year, and Iman Shumpert, who is from Chicago and a good defender who Thibs would like and Pablo Prigioni, a good backup point if they lose Augustin and Hinrich. The Bulls gets three for one. How could they pass on that? Oh, right, they give up the only good player in the deal. Just what the Knicks might be thinking regarding Anthony. NBA.com

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What about the Knicks? What are they doing? On Saturday we found out that Tyson Chandler was not getting recognized around New York City, and it appears it may have irked him slightly. Chandler was out for a bite to eat on Saturday afternoon at a burrito stand in the city and posted the picture of his receipt, which had a funny identifier for the 7′ 1″ center. Sports-Kings.com

April 15, 2014 Updates

If Knicks president Phil Jackson is more concerned with 2015 free agency than the 2014-15 season, center Tyson Chandler acknowledged this may not be the right place for him. “I definitely don’t want to waste another season,’’ Chandler said before the Knicks faced the Nets Tuesday at Barclays Center. “I don’t want to waste this season. I’m not into wasting seasons. Your time is too short in this league and I want to win a championship, another one. I’m not into wasting seasons.’’ New York Post

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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

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