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Tyson Chandler | Center

Team: Phoenix Suns
Age / DOB:  (33) / 10/2/1982
Ht / Wt:  7'1' / 240
College: None
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Tyson Chandler was loud and active in a leadership role in Suns practice on Tuesday, which was reportedly missing from last season's practices.
"I guess he’s like E.F. Hutton," Suns coach Jeff Hornacek said. "When he talks, people listen. He’s got that experience. He’s got the pedigree of the championships. When he says something, guys are tuned in, going, ‘Yeah, yeah, yeah.’ Him and his constantly talking out there defensively is going to be big this year." P.J. Tucker, who was one of the lone veteran voices of leadership last season, is psyched about the arrival of Chandler and it sounds like he stepped right in and is set to lead his team on the court. Sep 29 - 9:23 PM

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Tyson Chandler is hoping to counsel Markieff Morris in training camp.

"He’s a man and he has to go through his own process," Chandler said. "But he can be special and I know he will. I feel like all this stuff will be forgotten once we kick off and we’re having success." As of now, the Suns still have no intention or desire to trade Morris despite repeated attempts to get moved.
Sep 21 - 10:17 AM

Tyson Chandler has agreed to a deal with the Suns worth $52 million over four years.

Well, we have our first surprise of the day. Additionally, the Suns are going to bring Chandler to their meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge. The Suns had some issues with center because Alex Len just couldn't stay healthy, but now they have two terrific rim protectors. Len is no longer a fantasy sleeper for next year while Chandler should be a double-double guy with blocks in an up-tempo style. Of course, the Suns signing a 32-year-old big man to a four-year deal carries some serious risk.
Jul 1 - 3:15 PM

Tyson Chandler will draw "significant interest" from the Bucks as an unrestricted free agent.

If the Mavs are able to pry away DeAndre Jordan from the Clippers, that will likely signify the end of Chandler's time in Dallas. Jason Kidd won a championship playing alongside Chandler with the Mavs back in 2011, and he reportedly loves him, so Milwaukee could emerge as a legitimate landing spot for Chandler.
Jun 30 - 7:00 PM

The Mavericks will try to re-sign Tyson Chandler if unable to sign DeAndre Jordan, sources told ESPN Dallas.

Chandler previously said that he understands he's a second-tier option for Dallas behind Jordan, but the veteran center is going to have a stronger than anticipated market with so many teams desperate for rim protection. Chandler could really benefit from taking a short-term contract so he could cash in again before his career concludes.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Jun 29 - 9:02 AM

Tyson Chandler understands that he is the second-choice center behind DeAndre Jordan in regards to Dallas' free agency plans, but he is not letting that bother him.

"No, because business is business," Chandler said when asked if he was bothered about being Dallas' second choice at center. "And at the end of the day, I get it. The franchise [has] to make the best decision for the franchise. Of course, I still feel like I can go, still have a lot to give. But at the end of the day, I feel like I’ll make the best decision for myself and my family and the Mavericks will make the best decision for the organization." The Mavericks will likely do everything they can to sign Jordan this summer, and Chandler would likely have to leave town if Jordan ends up going to Dallas.
Source: ESPN
Jun 28 - 11:13 AM

The Bucks will reportedly go after Tyson Chandler and Brook Lopez during free agency.

The Bucks opened up roughly $23 million in cap space by trading away Ersan Ilyasova to the Pistons, and they're reportedly looking to spend that money on a proven center during free agency. Head coach Jason Kidd has ties to both Chandler and Lopez, as he played alongside Chandler in Dallas and New York, and he coached Lopez in Brooklyn. With the Mavs said to have interest in DeAndre Jordan and LaMarcus Aldridge, Chandler may elect to sign elsewhere if he's forced to come off the bench in Dallas. It seems less likely that Lopez winds up in Milwaukee, as his relationship with Kidd in Brooklyn wasn't exactly of the fairy tale variety.
Source: ESPN
Jun 12 - 9:31 AM

The Mavericks have discussed a sign-and-trade deal involving Tyson Chandler and DeAndre Jordan.

If Jordan wants to stay with Chris Paul and the Clippers, this idea is basically moot. The Mavs have been mentioned as the Clippers' main competition, which means Chandler would be gone. The Clippers would have a little more space with Chandler, but of course they'd prefer DJ on their roster. To be clear, this story is far from having any steam just yet.
Source: ESPN Dallas
May 27 - 3:30 PM

Tyson Chandler is set to become a free agent this summer, but he is hoping that the Mavericks decide to bring him back.

Chandler was fantastic this season and posted averages of 10.3 points, 11.5 boards, 1.1 assists and 1.2 blocks per game, so he will surely command a ton of interest on the open market. The Mavericks and DeAndre Jordan reportedly have a mutual interest, so it's certainly possible that Chandler could be in a new uniform for the 2015-16 season.
Source: ESPN
Apr 29 - 10:18 AM

Tyson Chandler had a quiet game on Tuesday with 11 points, six rebounds and zero assists, steals or blocks in 36 minutes of action.

Despite tonight's disappointing yield, Chandler stepped up in the playoffs with averages of 10.2 points on 65.5 percent shooting, 10.8 rebounds and 1.2 blocks. He led all players with a gaudy offensive rebound rate of 19.5 percent despite battling Dwight Howard every night, and should garner plenty of interest as an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Apr 28 - 11:17 PM

Tyson Chandler said he didn't throw a punch in Sunday's Game 4 win over the Rockets.

Despite rumors that he might face a suspension for what some thought was a punch thrown at Dwight Howard, Chandler said it was just physical play. "That is the first time I heard that," Chandler said. "I didn’t throw any punches. I wouldn’t throw a punch at Dwight. We are playing basketball. I don’t know that it’s chippy. We are both playing aggressive." With Game 5 on Tuesday night, it's unlikely that Chandler will face a suspension if he hasn't heard from the league office yet, so it's sounding extremely likely he'll be available for another showdown against Howard.
Apr 28 - 1:31 PM

Tyson Chandler was on a mission during Sunday's win vs. the Rockets, piling up 10 points on 4-of-4 shooting, 14 rebounds, one assist and two blocks.

He made only 2-of-6 free throws and Dallas as a team was an abysmal 9-of-21 at the line, but they still racked up 121 points to make it a 3-1 series vs. the heavily-favored Rockets. Chandler's double-digit scoring is a bonus for the Mavs, who could live with zero points as long as the former Defensive Player of the Year stays active on the glass -- Dallas won tonight's battle of the boards 52-38.
Apr 27 - 12:20 AM

Tyson Chandler double-doubled against the Rockets on Saturday with 11 points, 18 boards, two steals and one block in 31 minutes.

The Mavs went small with four wings next to Chandler and they would have been torched on both ends without him. Chandler had himself a fantastic April, averaging 13.1 points, 12.7 boards, 1.0 blocks and 0.3 steals on 75.6 percent from the field. It's fair to expect a double-double in each game during this series.
Apr 19 - 12:26 AM

Tyson Chandler returned from a night of rest and led the Mavericks with 22 points, 15 rebounds, a steal and a block as Dallas beat the Blazers 114-98.

The Mavs are the No. 7 seed and will face the No. 2 Rockets in Round 1 of the playoffs. Dirk Nowitzki (16) and Monta Ellis (15) also returned from a rest, while Chandler Parson missed another game with his knee injury.
Apr 16 - 12:02 AM

Tyson Chandler (rest) will not play on Monday vs. Utah.

This was expected and is now official. Without Chandler, expect Amare Stoudemire, Charlie Villanueva, Bernard James and Greg Smith to all be in the mix, with James or Smith as the most likely candidate to start.
Apr 13 - 11:04 AM