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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 (hamstring) was back at practice on Monday.
He was away from the team due to personal reasons earlier this month, but he popped up the injury report last week. Chandler has dealt with numerous hamstring strains, so it's a positive to see he's back at practice already. There is not enough upside to take Chandler in most drafts. Oct 17 - 4:00 PM

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Tyson Chandler (hamstring) will not play on Friday against the Mavs.

He's only played in one game all preseason with just 20 minutes coming back on Oct. 3. Most of his missed time was due to personal reasons, but now this hamstring issue could cost him more time. Alex Len and Alan Williams figure to handle the bulk of the minutes at the five.
Oct 14 - 4:59 PM

Tyson Chandler (hamstring) will not play on Wednesday.

This is an ominous sign for the oft-injured veteran, who has reportedly been bothered by the hamstring injury since before training camp. Alex Len is the biggest beneficiary of Chandler's absence, and this is another reminder that Chandler is a high-risk, low-reward fantasy option.
Oct 12 - 7:51 PM

Tyson Chandler (personal) is back with the Suns for practice on Monday.

He missed last week due to personal reasons and hopefully everything is OK. Chandler is going to see his minutes decrease and it might even be Alex Len getting the lion's share of the center minutes. There's little incentive to drafting the oft-injured Chandler in most leagues.
Oct 10 - 3:24 PM

Tyson Chandler (personal reasons) will not play vs. the Jazz on Wednesday.

Alex Len will take his place in the starting lineup, giving him a golden opportunity to stretch his wings in an expanded role. Chandler is day-to-day and should be ready to go for the Suns' next preseason game on Friday.
Oct 5 - 8:58 PM

Earl Watson said that Tyson Chandler's minutes could be "lower" early on in the season.

"We want Tyson for the end of the season," Watson said. "In the beginning of the season, his minutes might be lower depending on how he feels from game to game." Chandler will open the year as Phoenix's starting center, but if the Suns find themselves out of the playoff hunt, Alex Len could certainly overtake him for the starting center slot. Chandler is 34 years old and only managed to provide 14th round value on a per-game basis last year. He's off the radar in standard leagues.
Oct 5 - 10:15 AM

Tyson Chandler said that he's "happy" in Phoenix, and that he's "not there yet" on re-evaluating his future with the Suns.

"I'm happy where I am," Chandler said. "I feel like the Suns have a bright future if we continue to build and build the right way. It's all about building the right way." Chandler was quoted back in March that he is not interested in going through a full rebuild, but it sounds like he's waiting to see how Phoenix's offseason pans out with regards to free agency and the draft before making a decision on his future with the franchise. He's on the books for another three years at $12 million-plus annually, so it could be tough to move him even if he asks for a trade after an unproductive season in Phoenix.
Source: ESPN
Jun 7 - 2:59 PM

Tyson Chandler (concussion) has officially been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Clippers.

Alex Len, Mirza Teletovic and Jon Leuer will all see a minutes boost sans Chandler, with Leuer likely moving into the starting lineup. All those guys are on the radar as potential DFS targets.
Apr 13 - 5:51 PM

Tyson Chandler (concussion protocol) is listed as out for Wednesday against the Clippers.

This is likely just off the game notes, so it's not a rock-solid "out" like most cases. Still, it would be a major surprise to see Chandler play. Jon Leuer will likely get the start and he should be looking at around 28 minutes like Monday.
Apr 13 - 4:54 PM

Tyson Chandler (concussion protocol) is still uncertain for Wednesday against the Clippers.

This is likely a no news is bad news scenario for Chandler. That would mean Jon Leuer gets the start in the season finale while Alex Len gets all of his minutes at center. This would also help a hot Mirza Teletovic.
Apr 13 - 2:25 PM

Tyson Chandler (concussion protocol) is out for Monday's game against the Kings.

He suffered some sort of injury on Monday night and apparently this is it. The Suns have already fallen to fourth in the lottery and will likely stay there unless the Nets somehow get a win. With Chandler out, Jon Leuer figures to start and get the most run. Chandler should be dropped in fantasy leagues.
Apr 11 - 4:32 PM

Tyson Chandler scored 13 points with five rebounds, one assist and three blocks in 21 minutes against the Pelicans on Saturday.

He may have tweaked his back or shoulder, but there hasn't been any news on that front just yet. For now, expect Chandler to play at home against a DeMarcus Cousins-less Kings team on Monday.
Apr 9 - 9:43 PM

Tyson Chandler scored 21 points with 10 rebounds, one assist, two steals and one turnover against the Rockets on Thursday.

He killed the Rockets on the glass and protected the paint like it was 2011-12 when he won Defensive Player of the Year. The Suns don't seem to care about tanking, so Chandler might be worth owning in standard leagues the rest of the way.
Apr 7 - 10:52 PM

Tyson Chandler had 10 points, 13 rebounds, a steal and a block in Tuesday's loss to the Hawks.

Chandler is cooking, despite being old and playing for a team with nothing going for them, racking up strong double-doubles in four straight games. Keep rolling him out there as long as he's starting for the Suns.
Apr 5 - 11:45 PM

Tyson Chandler's strong play continued on Sunday with 21 points, 18 rebounds and one steal in a losing effort vs. the Jazz.

Chandler made 10-of-12 shots and snared five of his boards on the offensive end, fueling his opportunistic scoring. He didn't have any assists or blocks, but he also committed just one turnover and this gives him three consecutive double-doubles. Jon Leuer (ankle) might chip into his value once healthy, but Chandler can be plugged into active lineups while he's playing well in a featured role.
Apr 3 - 9:10 PM

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PF1Jared Dudley
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C1Tyson Chandler
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