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Tyson Chandler | Center

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/2/1982
Ht / Wt:  7'1' / 245
College: None
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Tyson Chandler will sit out Wednesday's meaningless finale for the Knicks.
The starting lineup is Pablo Prigioni, Iman Shumpert, J.R. Smith, Amare Stoudmire and Cole Aldrich. Aldrich had 13 points and 13 boards on Tuesday, so we expect more of the same from him tonight. Apr 16 - 6:20 PM

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Tyson Chandler grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked one shot as the Knicks defeated the visiting Bulls on Sunday, but he scored only one point on 0-of-2 FGs and 1-of-2 FTs.

Chandler needs a brilliant point guard to highlight his strengths and feed him easy buckets at the rim, and Raymond Felton (14 points, seven assists) doesn't quite fit the bill. New York wraps up their disappointing season with back-to-back games on Tuesday and Wednesday, before launching into what should be an eventful offseason with Phil Jackson at the helm of the franchise.
Apr 13 - 10:05 PM

Tyson Chandler was benched for the final 10 minutes of Friday's victory in Toronto, as coach Mike Woodson deployed Amare Stoudemire at center in a smaller lineup.

Stoudemire closed out the game alongside Carmelo Anthony, J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert and Pablo Prigioni, with a short appearance from Raymond Felton in the final two minutes. Chandler still played 30 minutes, which is in line with his average over the past few weeks, so this shouldn't become a trend in New York's final three games.
Apr 12 - 9:38 AM

Tyson Chandler will start against the Kings on Wednesday.

He was away from the team this morning for personal reasons and was probable to play. Chandler will go toe to toe with DeMarcus Cousins in what should be an entertaining matchup.
Mar 26 - 8:36 PM

Tyson Chandler (personal reasons) is expected to play against the Lakers on Tuesday.

Chandler missed Tuesday's shootaround due to unknown personal reasons, but the Knicks expect him to be available when they tip off against the Lakers Tuesday night. Chandler has been a beast on the glass during the month of March as his 12.3 boards per game average during the month shows and he is a double-double threat every time he steps on the court. We'll update his status closer to game time, but all signs are pointing to Chandler being a safe play against the depleted Lakers Tuesday night.
Mar 25 - 12:53 PM

Tyson Chandler returned from a personal leave on Wednesday and had seven points, 14 rebounds, a steal and a block on 2-of-5 shooting.

He's been a rebounding machine all season and the time off for the personal leave was probably good rest for him. Get him back in your lineup.
Mar 20 - 1:01 AM

Tyson Chandler will start vs. the Pacers on Wednesday.

He was able to return to the lineup on Saturday, but was away from the team earlier this week to deal with a personal issue which cost him two games last week. Chandler will be a huge part of the Knicks' game plan on both ends tonight and needs to play well for the Knicks to pull off the upside. Roy Hibbert's struggling offensive game doesn't get a boost tonight with Chandler ready to go.
Mar 19 - 6:16 PM

Tyson Chandler left the Knicks on Monday to continue dealing with a personal issue, but he's expected to rejoin the team in time for Wednesday's game.

He missed two games last week before playing a quiet 25 minutes during Saturday's matinee, so if nothing else he'll be well rested for the Knicks' three-game week. We'll let you know if he's in any danger of picking up another DNP.
Mar 17 - 11:49 AM

Tyson Chandler helped the Knicks earn their season-best sixth consecutive victory on Saturday, scoring two points and grabbing five boards in 25 minutes vs. the Bucks.

The numbers don't stand out but Chandler made life difficult for Milwaukee and wasn't needed much in the second half due to the lopsided score. Carmelo Anthony was the only New York starter to top 30 minutes and the whole team should be rested and ready for Wednesday's key matchup with Indiana -- the win moved the Knicks within three games of the Hawks for the East's final playoff seed.
Mar 15 - 3:15 PM

Tyson Chandler (personal) and Amare Stoudemire (rest) will return for Saturday's game against the Bucks.

The Knicks were forced to roll with a small lineup featuring Cole Aldrich at center and Carmelo Anthony at power forward on Wednesday. They still ripped the Celtics. On Saturday, look for both Chandler and Stoudemire to start against a Bucks team that gets destroyed by bigs.
Mar 14 - 1:04 PM

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

This makes two consecutive DNPs for Chandler, though he wasn't expected to be out for long and should be ready to go for Saturday's game vs. the Bucks. Jeremy Tyler is likely to assume the starting center job with Amare Stoudemire (rest) also unavailable, while Earl Clark will earn more minutes and even Cole Aldrich may crack the rotation.
Mar 12 - 10:29 AM

Tyson Chandler will not play against the Sixers on Monday due to personal reasons.

He's not with the team and should be considered questionable for Wednesday's game against the Celtics. We'll pass along any details about what's going on with Chandler, but the team will go with Amare Stoudemire, Jeremy Tyler and Cole Aldrich to help fill in tonight.
Mar 10 - 3:42 PM

Tyson Chandler could miss Monday's game against the Sixers due to a personal matter.

There is no word as to why Chandler will not be with the team and hopefully everything is fine. It's not terrible timing for the Knicks as they get to host the Sixers tonight, so going with a smaller lineup should still be enough to get a win. The Knicks will likely get Amare Stoudemire more involved at center while Jeremy Tyler and Cole Aldrich could get a few more minutes.
Mar 10 - 2:28 PM

Tyson Chandler's inflated rebounding numbers continued on Wednesday vs. the Wolves, grabbing 14 boards with 15 points and one turnover in 35 minutes.

He grabbed 14.2 rebounds per game in his previous 10 games and has been playing 36.1 minutes per game over that span. Chandler's minutes jumped up to 33.3 per game in February after just 25.5 in January, so he looks like he's ready to roll the rest of the way.
Mar 6 - 12:17 AM

Tyson Chandler isn't sure he wants to be part of the Knicks' future.

Chandler's contract doesn't expire until the end of the 2014-2015 season, but he let his frustrations show after Monday's loss to the Pistons. "That’s something I have to visit during the offseason," Chandler said when asked about his future in New York. "We’re all going to have a lot of decisions to make." Regardless of his future plans, Chandler has been an absolute beast on the glass as of late in averaging 16.0 boards per game over his last five games. As long as he continues to take out his frustration on the court, his fantasy owners can't complain about Chandler's long-term uncertainty in New York.
Mar 4 - 11:03 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Raymond Felton
2Toure Murry
SG1J.R. Smith
2Tim Hardaway Jr.
3Shannon Brown
SF1Carmelo Anthony
2Iman Shumpert
PF1Amare Stoudemire
2Kenyon Martin
3Andrea Bargnani
C1Tyson Chandler
2Cole Aldrich
3Jeremy Tyler