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Tyson Chandler down to three teams?

Posted on: December 4, 2011 3:35 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young



Maybe when Tyson Chandler said he expected to be with a new team before training camp, he was serious. Most took it as free agent posturing, something just part of the negotiation. But it's looking like Chander could be very serious about moving on.

According to ESPN.com, talks between Chandler and the Mavericks have stalled out and he's planning on meeting face-to-face with three teams this week -- the Warriors, Rockets and Nets.
With little movement in the talks in the days since, sources say that Golden State, Houston and New Jersey have emerged as the most serious suitors for Chandler, who is widely credited with changing the defensive culture in Dallas and combining with Mavs mainstay Dirk Nowitzki to spark the franchise to its first-ever championship.
It could still be just part of the process of Chandler re-signing with Dallas though. He wants a big deal and the Mavs are making it seem as if they can't afford him unless it comes with a little hometown paycut.

The Nets could be after Chandler with an eye towards flipping him in a package to Orlando for Dwight Howard. But that's just speculation at this point. Because otherwise, it seems a bit curious that the Nets would be this interested in acquiring either Chandler or Nene, given they have Brook Lopez. Obviously they haven't been thrilled with Lopez's progression, but still, he's potentially a franchise big man already on your roster, especially considering he's just 23 compared to Nene and Chandler who are both 29.

And don't forget either: Lopez averaged 20.4 points per game last season. That's nothing to just gloss over. If you asked me, that's a player I'd keep as a cornerstone.

But the Nets want to make a major splash in order to impress Deron Williams, so they're looking for a big name free agent. Chandler could be that guy, or it could just be part of Chandler's tour to drive up interest and his price tag. There's no doubt he'd be a nice fit in Houston and Golden State has been hunting an athletic big man for a while. He's going to require a hefty number and with his injury history and age, there could be hesitation.

Don't rule out the Mavs completely though. Chandler hasn't signed anywhere yet and you know he wants to return to Big D. It's just about the numbers right now.
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Since: Dec 5, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 1:42 pm
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Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: December 5, 2011 9:45 am
 

Tyson Chandler down to three teams?

Really is this the same Tyson Chandler who was with the Bulls years ago with Eddy Curry and was said to have the back of a 60 year old at 21? HMMMM



Since: Mar 6, 2009
Posted on: December 5, 2011 9:32 am
 

Tyson Chandler down to three teams?

Chandler is good and worth about 10 mil max. Anyone that pays more than that will suffer as a team in the long run. He gets hurt too often and last year was his best year only due to it being a free agent year. Once he has his money, he will be the same player he was two years ago



Since: Aug 16, 2009
Posted on: December 5, 2011 8:11 am
 

Tyson Chandler down to three teams?

Chandler will be a bust. A couple years from now people are going to talk about what a terrible signing he was. He's an injury prone player, he's 29, and you're paying him based on his best season as a pro.

I can see him being a good role player, a guy you want to play 20-25 minutes a night. But if you want him as your mainstay center, then this is not the player for you.



Since: Nov 7, 2010
Posted on: December 5, 2011 5:55 am
 

Tyson Chandler down to three teams?

Chandler is a fantastic player in a winning team...the final piece for teams like Miami, Dallas...
he need to be motivated..and just a contender can have the best out of him...defense,intimidation..some good rebounds and tap-in...he's is one of the BEST 4th violin.... Dallas with Dirk,Kidd, Terry have enough leadership and Chandler played his best basketball...
he's not constant..have many pauses...so he can not be a go-to-guy...his offense his average...
in teams like Houston he'd be a disappointment...a rich disappointment...
he need to stay in a disciplined team aiming the title 



Since: Oct 16, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 1:31 am
 

Tyson Chandler down to three teams?

 i think chandler deserves a contract like Brandon Haywood got last year, its a big contract but its not max, cuban should just use the amnesty on haywood and then sign chandler to a similar one.

Haywood would be valuable on the open market if waived, I could see 5 teams that would fighting over him (NY, Miami, Celtics, Atlanta, Portland) , I think Cuban should trade him, for a low future draft pick and a player he could THEN waive. Yes I know Haywoods only a big active body, but that has real value. Then he could sign Chandler like you said.




Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: December 4, 2011 10:26 pm
 

Tyson Chandler down to three teams?

Tyson Chandler is not a star. We all know about 'contract year' players. Chandler was a 15.2 PER player in the playoffs. (15.0 is 'average' player.) Chandler4 is seeking $20M per year. Think anyone will sucker? At that price, not a chance. I like defense. Chandler, last year, brought defense. But his previous two years he was miserable producing in the playoffs 3.7 and 7.2 respectively. Can Chandler function without Dirk? Likely not. He never did before.

The heavy glut of big-dollar contracts already weighing down the league should be enough to dissuade most teams. With the salary cap/luxury tax rules toughened up the team that springs for four years of Chandler will feel the negative effects for years to come. Deron Williams is even more savvy than LeBron so don't think signing Chandler, New Jersey, will sway Williams a moment.



Since: Oct 28, 2006
Posted on: December 4, 2011 10:24 pm
 

Tyson Chandler down to three teams?

When you think of the dominate big men in the league does Chandler and Nene come to mind? They both have spent a lot of time injured. The only big man out there that's worth anything is Gasol. I wouldn't give 15 to 20 million for the other 2.



Since: Oct 16, 2011
Posted on: December 4, 2011 6:59 pm
 

Tyson Chandler down to three teams?

Mark Cubans a smart guy he will figure something out to get chandler, i think chandler deserves a contract like Brandon Haywood got last year, its a big contract but its not max, cuban should just use the amnesty on haywood and then sign chandler to a similar one.



Since: Oct 16, 2011
Posted on: December 4, 2011 5:57 pm
 

Tyson Chandler down to three teams?

Any team that pays Chandler a max needs there head checked! This reminds me when Chicago payed top dollar for Big Ben Wallace after he helped Detroit win a championship. Ben on a filled out roster where he could just be a denfensive presense OK that's great. But he wasn't going to take a team to a championship. If your a team good enough to make the conference finals Chandler can be the tipping point.

Nene at the powerforward can be a difference maker, but only if the team has a superb wing, and someone else who can play center. I like Nene in NJ, I hope they wouldn't have to give him a max (that's still overpaying) but I can see why. If they got him and Orlando let's Richardson walk (they've hinted at that) and NJ gets him too, and   resigns OK now you have something there. Nene can be a great number two option at PF but your not winning with him as your number one option, or as your everyday center (unless yes is the number three option there). Max contract guys need to be your number one, or at least your number two option.


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