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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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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

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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

Tyson Chandler (sprained right ankle) is doubtful for Saturday's game vs. the Rockets

Chandler sprained his right ankle in the second quarter of Friday's night's win over the Bulls and did not return to the game. In fact, speaking with reporters after the game, coach Earl Watson didn't sound optimistic that Chandler would even travel to Houston. Alex Len was suspended for Friday night's contest but will be back on Saturday. Also, Alan Williams played very well off the Phoenix bench on Friday, finishing with 14 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks in 24 minutes.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Len is one of the best values today. Across ten starts when Chandler was out, Len has seen a nice boost in production. Most notably, he grabbed 9.5 boards per game, which is roughly a 50% increase above his season average. Len scored 9.8 points over those contests and posted five double-doubles. Additionally, he managed multiple blocks in seven of ten. All in all, he averaged 25.28 FanDuel points.
Feb 11 - 9:32 AM

Tyson Chandler (sprained right ankle) will not return to Friday's game vs. the Bulls.

X-rays were negative, and while the Suns ruled him out pretty quickly, we can't really speculate on the severity at this point. As previously mentioned, the Suns are going to be cautious whenever they can since they aren't playing for a playoff spot. Alex Len is suspended for this game, but he's worth a speculative add if you need a big. For tonight, P.J. Tucker started the second half and Marquese Chriss shifted to center, so we could see Alan Williams get some minutes as well.
Feb 10 - 11:55 PM

Tyson Chandler (ankle) left Friday's game vs. the Bulls and went back to the locker room.

With Alex Len suspended tonight, Marquese Chriss will get the first shot at the center minutes and we could see some Alan Williams as well if Chandler doesn't return. The Suns don't have much to play for, and while we don't know the severity of the injury, they could be cautious with the veteran center.
Feb 10 - 11:40 PM

Tyson Chandler double-doubled in Saturday's loss to the Nuggets with 15 points and 13 rebounds.

Alex Len had four fouls in eight minutes, so Chandler had his hands full tonight. He finished 6-of-8 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line in nearly 40 minutes, adding two steals and one turnover. The 34-year-old center is playing pretty close to his ceiling right now and he's a trade candidate on the tanking Suns, so as good as he's been, he's a obvious sell-high candidate.
Jan 29 - 12:25 AM

Tyson Chandler scored four points with five rebounds, one assist and three steals in 22 minutes against the Nuggets on Thursday.

Nikola Jokic gave him the business and Chandler didn't really know what to do with Jokic handling the ball so much in the high post. We'll chalk it up to that after Chandler played at least 30 minutes in his previous seven active games. Although, Chandler Saturday could be against Jokic, assuming he's healthy. Chandler is still a hold in standard leagues.
Jan 27 - 12:53 AM

Tyson Chandler matched his season high with 22 points on a perfect 9-of-9 shooting in Tuesday's 112-111 loss to the Wolves.

He racked up 17 rebounds with two blocks in 35 minutes to cap off a phenomenal night. Chandler also logged some minutes next to Alex Len, so that improves his outlook for the second half of the season on the tanking Suns. It's easy to see why the Suns want to keep him and coach Earl Watson recently said that he's "not going anywhere," but he will be a popular name as we approach the Feb. 23 deadline. To be clear, a trade will likely hurt his value with the expectation that he would join a contender.
Jan 24 - 11:55 PM

Tyson Chandler scored 16 points with nine rebounds, two assists and one steal in Sunday's win over the Raptors.

Chandler ended a seven-game streak with at least 15 rebounds and finished one board short of his tenth double-double of the season. He is having a nice month, averaging 31.2 minutes, 11 points and 14.9 rebounds per game in January. Fantasy owners should continue to deploy him on a nightly basis for now.
Jan 22 - 9:02 PM

Suns coach Earl Watson said Tyson Chandler won't go anywhere if it was up to him.

"I have very little input, but if it was up to me, I love Tyson Chandler,’’ Watson said. "I think our front office loves Tyson Chandler. Tyson wants to be a part of this process. He doesn’t mind the work and building. Where most veteran players want to win now, they don’t want to put in the work. Tyson’s all about putting in the work every day." He has two years left on his contract valued at $26.5 million, and his strong play this season has already caught the eye of several teams including the Blazers. The Suns are obviously going to explore his value at the trade deadline since they're rebuilding, but interested teams should be prepared to pay up.
Jan 22 - 9:22 AM

Tyson Chandler had nine points, 16 rebounds and a steal in 29 minutes against the Knicks on Saturday.

He played well against his former team and has now played quite well in 10 straight games. There's still a chance the Suns move on to developing Alex Len, but Chandler is rolling right now, grabbing at least 15 rebounds in seven straight games. He's a must-own player again for now.
Jan 21 - 10:25 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Eric Bledsoe
2Brandon Knight
3Ronnie Price
4Tyler Ulis
SG1Devin Booker
2Leandro Barbosa
SF1T.J. Warren
PF1Marquese Chriss
2Jared Dudley
3Dragan Bender
4Jared Sullinger
5Mike Scott
C1Tyson Chandler
2Alex Len
3Alan Williams