HoopsHype Tyson Chandler rumors


May 27, 2015 Updates

Of course, the Clippers would prefer to keep DeAndre Jordan, the third-team All-NBA big man who ranks right up there with perennial All-Star power forward LaMarcus Aldridge as the Mavs’ top targets in free agency. However, Jordan intends to consider all of his options and has privately made it clear that he’s highly intrigued by the possibility of coming to Dallas as a featured attraction for the Mavs. A sign-and-trade swap of the centers (Tyson Chandler-DeAndre Jordan), which has been mentioned in Mavs front-office offseason brainstorming sessions, would make a lot of sense for all of the involved parties. Jordan has all the leverage in this situation. If he decides to leave Lob City, Clippers coach and president of basketball operations Doc Rivers would be crazy not to cooperate in this scenario. It’s the only way the Clippers could get a legitimate replacement for Jordan next season. ESPN.com

Dallas would insist that the Clippers also take reserve point guard Raymond Felton, who was the Tyson Tax in last summer’s trade with the New York Knicks. Felton earned a lot of respect from the Mavs with his approach last season, when the longtime starter stayed ready despite playing sparingly, but they’d still like to dump his $3.9 million salary after he officially exercises his player option for next season. ESPN.com

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Tyson Chandler looked up before the Dallas Mavericks' shootaround to see the 2011 championship banner that hangs at American Airlines Center. He shook his head and said that he and his teammates have one agenda - and one only - for Game 4 tonight. Nothing is more devastating for a proud player than getting swept in the playoffs. On your home court, no less. "I don't want to go down like this," Chandler said. "We got to take it one game at a time, but I'm not going out like this. It's embarrassing. That makes for a long summer. And I don't want to face that." Dallas Morning News

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“We got to go out there and approach every game as an individual game and try to win,” Mavs center Tyson Chandler said after Friday night’s 130-128 loss to the Houston Rockets at the AAC. “We definitely got to try to win on our home floor. You never want to get swept. We got to come out and play hard.” Dallas Morning News

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Late last June, having finished a workout, Chandler turned on his phone and saw the news breaking that he was about to be traded back to the Mavericks. Then the phone rang ... his agent was calling to confirm the news. "I had mixed emotions, to be quite honest," Chandler said. "I had put Dallas in the past. I enjoyed what had gone on here but I put it in the past and appreciated it for what it was. So I had to turn the mindset back around." NBA.com

"He's more of a leader than I thought," said Michael Finley, the retired Mavericks All-Star who has been serving the franchise as special assistant since 2012. "During the championship run I thought Tyson was just a solid part of a good team." Finley was not around the Mavericks four years ago, when Chandler both showed and told his teammates how to defend at a level worthy of their 2011 NBA championship. "I can see how he is a leader on and off the court," said Finley, based on the current season. "He gets the respect of his teammates and his coaches." NBA.com

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