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Tyson Chandler | Center | #4

Team: Phoenix Suns
Age / DOB:  (34) / 10/2/1982
Ht / Wt:  7'1' / 240
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 1 (2) / LAC
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Tyson Chandler (ankle) returned from a one-game absence on Monday vs. the Pelicans, scoring four points on 1-of-3 shooting.

He hit a pair of free throws and logged 28 minutes, adding eight rebounds, two assists and one block. Suns coach Earl Watson said Chandler "could’ve played [on Saturday vs. Houston] if it were a playoff game," so expect Chandler to be active again on Wednesday vs. the Lakers in a great matchup. He's worth owning despite tonight's quiet line.
Feb 14 - 12:51 AM

Tyson Chandler (ankle) will start on Monday vs. the Pelicans.

His ankle only forced him to miss one game, so go grab him if he was dropped in your league. Chandler is averaging 8.6 points, 11.6 rebounds, 0.5 blocks and 0.7 steals this season, while Len belongs on the wire in most leagues unless Chandler is moved at the deadline.
Feb 13 - 8:22 PM

Tyson Chandler (ankle) will not play Saturday vs. the Rockets.

Chandler injured his ankle in the second quarter of Friday night's game and was unable to return. He will not travel with the team in order to stay back in Phoenix and get treatment. Alex Len was suspended for Friday night's contest but will available to play on Saturday. He will likely split minutes with Alan Williams, who played well on Friday. Williams tallied 14 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks in 24 minutes. Marquese Chriss could also see a few extra minutes at center.
Feb 11 - 1:30 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Eric Bledsoe
2Tyler Ulis
3Brandon Knight
4Ronnie Price
SG1Devin Booker
2Leandro Barbosa
SF1T.J. Warren
2Derrick Jones Jr.
3Elijah Millsap
PF1Marquese Chriss
2Jared Dudley
3Dragan Bender
C1Alex Len
2Alan Williams
3Tyson Chandler