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September 20, 2014 | 06:35 AM ET Update

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

It was then-Warriors coach Mark Jackson who last season called Thompson the best two-way shooting guard in the world, noting how the 6-foot-7 player's defense was among his best attributes aside from the more noticeable 3-point shooting prowess. While Thompson was in Spain, his agent, Bill Duffy, and father, Mychal Thompson, expressed similar sentiments in interviews with USA Today. "I can't get mad at my dad because to me, everything he says is right," Thompson said Friday. "He's my biggest believer." San Jose Mercury-News

Asked if Thompson was the best two-way shooting guard, Curry didn't disagree. "I'd put him up against anybody," Curry said. "I think he does what he does every single night. You saw what he did this summer, where he's taken his game these past three years. You can do whatever kind of ranking, scale or whatever. He's proven that it's not just talk, that he's definitely impactful on both ends of the floor and knows how to play the game, and we're lucky to have him." San Jose Mercury-News

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