Marc J. Spears: Rockets veteran center Tyson Chandler, who just completed his 19th NBA season, says to @TheUndefeated he is open-minded about continuing his playing career but opportunity and the state of the world will have a lot to do with that decision.
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“My daughter is 13 going on 14, going to high school next summer, which is the reason why I’m evaluating where things are. She has to be OK with me continuing to go. It’s an important time in our lives. So, I want to make sure I make the right decision and I’m there. I’ve been blessed and fortunate to make a lot of money throughout my career. If it’s time to move on and do something else, it’s time to move on and do something else.
Scott Cacciola: Tyson Chandler said he’d like to play one more year, and that’s it.
Ryan Ward: Luke Walton won’t play Tyson Chandler in the finale either unless circumstances change. Also said he doesn’t think Chandler is planning on retiring after this season.
Mike Trudell: Tyson Chandler talked about the unfortunate injuries that derailed both his and L.A.’s season, but when asked if he’s thought about his future given his years in the league, he said he’s not ready to go out yet: “I feel like I got a lot left.”
Scott Bordow: Tyson Chandler just told me he wants to play 19 or 20 years in NBA. This is his 17th season. Contract up after next year so he’d like one more deal.
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April 10, 2021 | 9:06 pm EDT Update
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Fred Katz: Scott Brooks says Bradley Beal’s back injury is not related to the hip injury he’s been dealing with. Brooks says he doesn’t think the back injury is going to be lasting, that he could be back Monday.
James Edwards III: Dwane Casey on increased playing time for Sekou Doumbouya: “He’s earning minutes. He’s playing well. A lot of it is the seriousness to his approach. He’s putting in the works. He’s beginning to understand what it takes to earn minutes.”