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Tyson Chandler | Center | #4

Team: Phoenix Suns
Age / DOB:  (35) / 10/2/1982
Ht / Wt:  7'1' / 240
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 1 (2) / LAC
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Tyson Chandler scored four points with three rebounds, one steal and one block in 23 minutes during a 124-76 loss to the Blazers on Wednesday.
That's the worst opening night loss in NBA history and the worst loss in franchise history for the Suns. As for Chandler, the faster the losses come, the less likely he'll be getting minutes in the 20s. Oct 19 - 2:43 AM

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Tyson Chandler started Wednesday's preseason game, finishing with three points and six rebounds in 21 minutes.

Chandler is one of the most obvious trade candidates in the NBA, but few teams are interested in a 35-year-old center owed a guaranteed $13.0 million this year and $13.6 million in 2018-19. Chandler recently acknowledged his reduced on-court role for Phoenix, saying, "I understand that I serve a bigger purpose here helping build a bright future for the young guys on this team." Given the uncertainty, most fantasy owners should look elsewhere for rebounds and FG percentage.
Oct 12 - 1:39 AM

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Suns are still looking to deal Tyson Chandler.

With the Suns fully committing to their rebuild, there's just no need to keep Chandler on the roster. He's owed $26.5 million over the next two seasons, so the Suns may have to give up an asset to get his contract off the books. It sounds like the Suns would rather bring back Alan Williams than Alex Len in restricted free agency, so expect to see a lot of Williams and Marquese Chriss at the five next season.
Jul 2 - 9:05 AM

Tyson Chandler was a DNP-CD on Wednesday.

He was available to play, but he's not in the rotation. Chandler was asked about being traded before the deadline and he said he was OK with not playing much in the second half. He's not a total lock to be 100 percent shut down, but obviously fantasy owners shouldn't have him on their rosters.
Mar 16 - 2:08 AM

Tyson Chandler is not with the team for Sunday's game against the Trail Blazers due to personal reasons.

Chandler hasn't played since the All-Star break. Derrick Jones Jr. and Alan Williams will continue to hold down the fort in the middle with Alex Len (hip) sidelined and until Chandler is able to return to the club.
Mar 12 - 8:21 PM

Tyson Chandler was a DNP-CD on Saturday.

He didn't even play when the Suns only had one other center. Marquese Chriss slid over to the five for this game, so it's abundantly clear Chandler is not near minutes right now.
Mar 12 - 1:30 AM

Suns coach Earl Watson has pushed Tyson Chandler out of the rotation in order to develop Alex Len and Alan Williams.

Both Len and Williams are restricted free agents this summer, so the Suns want to see if they have a future with the franchise. "We have to start putting together a clear, transparent, solid vision of our group and saying ‘this is step one of moving in the right direction,’ and start building with a purpose," Watson said. Chandler hasn't played in three straight games since the All-Star break and there's no indication on when that will change. He can be dropped.
Mar 2 - 9:27 AM

Tyson Chandler picked up another DNP-CD during Sunday's loss to the Bucks.

With the Suns shifting to a developmental focus, getting Chandler meaningful minutes is no longer a priority for Phoenix, so he might be collecting DNPs to close out the year. Chandler was playing well prior to the break, but he’s approaching cut-candidate territory with Phoenix now focusing on the younger guys.
Feb 26 - 6:57 PM

Suns head coach Earl Watson said that both Tyson Chandler and Brandon Knight's minutes will be "fluid" moving forward.

Watson knows that player development needs to be a priority for Phoenix as we approach the second half of the season, so it sounds like both Chandler and Knight's minutes could fluctuate wildly from night-to-night. Alex Len has already replaced Chandler in the starting five, and he could be collecting DNPs on back-to-back sets moving forward. Knight hasn't been worth owning all year long, so those that were stashing him in hopes that he'd get dealt at the deadline should move on.
Feb 26 - 2:52 PM

Tyson Chandler was a DNP-CD on Friday against the Bulls.

On Arizona Sports radio today, general manager Ryan McDonough hinted that the team talked to Chandler to make sure it was OK that his role would diminish with the youth movement. McDonough called Chandler "phenomenal" about accepting the change, and added they would've considered trading him if Chandler wasn't OK with that. He probably won't rest every game, but there's no doubt this won't be the last time he is out of the lineup going forward. He's a drop candidate due to the incoming DNPs.
Feb 25 - 12:18 AM

Tyson Chandler will come off the bench on Friday vs. the Bulls.

The Suns are going nowhere this season and are building towards the future, so Chandler's minutes are likely going to trend down the rest of the way. Expect Alex Len, Marquese Chriss and possibly even Alan Williams to get more opportunities going forward at the expense of the veteran center. His owners should see what his role looks like tonight before making a roster move, unless of course that move is to add Len.
Feb 24 - 8:02 PM

Tyson Chandler said it's important for young players to get "good quality minutes" in the second half of the season.

"Fourth quarter. Decision making. All of that," Chandler said about young guys playing more. "This is a big time for a lot of these young players to grow." Reading between the lines, it sounds like Chandler's playing time is going to start dropping while guys like Alex Len, Marquese Chriss and maybe even Alan Williams get more run up front. Chandler's fantasy owners should expect his output to start dropping.
Feb 24 - 2:45 PM

The Raptors have reportedly made it a "priority" to trade for either Tyson Chandler or P.J. Tucker, according to Jordan Schultz of the Huffington Post.

Toronto has been tied to Tucker for a while now, but they might not want to give up a conditional first-round pick to get him. There hasn't been much interest in Chandler around the league, probably because the 34-year-old center is owed a guaranteed $26.6 million over the next two seasons, so the Raptors might be able to obtain him for a pittance. Alex Len is a nice stash in the event that Chandler does leave Phoenix.
Feb 23 - 12:45 PM

There is "very little interest" on Tyson Chandler at the deadline, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

The 34-year-old Chandler still has two years and $30.6 million left on his deal after this season. Back when the Suns signed him in July of 2015, part of their reasoning may have been to lure LaMarcus Aldridge to sign. Obviously that hasn't worked out with the Suns sitting at the No. 2 spot in the lottery. For now, Alex Len and Alan Williams aren't the best stashes.
Feb 22 - 5:19 PM

The Suns are shopping Tyson Chandler, Brandon Knight and P.J. Tucker prior to the deadline.

All three of these guys have been in the rumor mill all season, so the only takeaway here is that the Suns are still looking to accumulate draft picks and more young talent. There are a ton of centers on the market, so moving Chandler's contract won't be easy. It makes some sense to put Alex Len on your watch list if you need a big, while Chandler would more than likely lose value with a potential trade. Nothing is imminent by any means.
Feb 19 - 10:07 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Eric Bledsoe
2Tyler Ulis
3Mike James
SG1Devin Booker
2Brandon Knight
3Davon Reed
4Troy Daniels
SF1T.J. Warren
2Josh Jackson
3Derrick Jones Jr.
PF1Marquese Chriss
2Dragan Bender
3Jared Dudley
4Alec Peters
C1Tyson Chandler
2Alex Len
3Alan Williams