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Tyson Chandler think he'll be on a new team soon

Posted on: November 30, 2011 9:49 pm
Posted by Royce Young

The lockout isn't even officially over and the Mavericks could be losing one of their key championship pieces already. At least Tyson Chandler thinks so.

"I really think I'm going to be on a new team come training camp," Chandler told in a telephone interview Wednesday night. "I'm really taking a hard look at all of my options, trying to see what best suits me."

Chandler has already said that he feels the new collective bargaining agreement could mean he has to leave Dallas, which he wasn't happy about. The Mavs obviously want Chandler back, but if it's open season on him, he'll definitely be a top target for a lot of teams. But Chandler doesn't want to wait around.

"I would like this to be settled by early next week," Chandler said. "I want to be in camp with my new teammates as soon as possible."

But don't think just because Chandler says it's over, that it's over. This is all a negotiation, all part of the game. Chandler wants the most money he can possibly get and he's basically saying, "Hey Cuban, if you want to keep me, you'll have to pay up." Call it posturing, call it hardball, but Chandler is working to get everything he can.

Chandler has said repeatedly he wants to stay with the Mavericks and the team has maintained that their top offseason job was to bring him back. But according to the report, the Mavs fear that they won't be able to match the offers Chandler will get on the open market. Right now, assuming Dallas lets Caron Butler and J.J. Barea walk, the Mavs would only have $5-6 million in cap space for 2012 to make a run at Deron Williams, Dwight Howard or Chris Paul.

Top suitors for Chandler as of now are listed as the Nets, Warriors, Rockets and Raptors. But again, this is just how free agency works. The Mavs say they don't have the money to pay and Chandler says that he probably won't be back. Have we not learned anything from all the posturing and PR spin from the lockout? What you hear isn't what is truth.

Chandler very well may move on, but there's still time to get this figured out. I mean, the lockout isn't even actually over yet.
Since: Dec 1, 2011
Posted on: December 1, 2011 1:25 pm
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Since: Sep 29, 2011
Posted on: December 1, 2011 12:45 pm

Tyson Chandler think he'll be on a new team soon

This whole thing stinks...we finally put together a championship team and it's about to get dismantled.  I'd hate to see Caron Butler or JJ Barea walk too!   I can understand the whole "gotta get the money while you can", but wow....Nets, Warriors, Rockets or Raptors?  Take your pick and you'll never sniff an opportunity for another title. 

Since: Oct 16, 2011
Posted on: December 1, 2011 12:19 am

Tyson Chandler think he'll be on a new team soon

Hes not going anywhere, Mark Cuban will use amnesty on Brendan Haywood before he let chandler go, when Mark Cuban wants something chances are hes going to get it. And Whitebread its not always about the money, Dirk took less then the max so they could go out and get players like Chandler.

Since: Apr 28, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2011 12:07 am

Tyson Chandler think he'll be on a new team soon

The whole lockout was about money.  For better or worse, pro athletes have a short time frame to maximize their income.  Now that he has a ring, he wants to cash in while he's a hot commodity.  I think most of us would find it difficult not to do the same.

Since: Jul 13, 2010
Posted on: November 30, 2011 10:49 pm

Tyson Chandler think he'll be on a new team soon

whitebread you act like this is something new. chandler was a beast last year and deserves to get paid. everyone in this world is all about money, even you. so to say something like that is absurd. i would take as much money as i could get too. and so would you so just stop whining cause you wanna see him stay on your team....

Since: Jan 7, 2009
Posted on: November 30, 2011 10:17 pm

Tyson Chandler think he'll be on a new team soon

I understand that you have to get yours while you can, Tyson. But you just helped Dallas win a Championship. Isn't that why you play the game? Because you want to be a Champion? So few players seem to want to play for a Champion anymore. It seems it's all about the money. You and your game fit so well in Dallas, why would you want to leave? Remember that it wasn't so much fun playing basketball in New Orleans. That's why you ended up in Dallas. But it turned out to be the best landing spot you could find. So now that you have your ring, it's going to be all about money now?
Could you explain to me why any team would sign you? Your leaving Dallas is all about money. So why should any team think it's about winning?

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