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Tyson Chandler | Center

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/2/1982
Ht / Wt:  7'1' / 245
College: None
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Mavs GM Donnie Nelson spoke glowingly of Tyson Chandler in a recent interview.
"Obviously the on-the-court stuff is what everybody sees," Nelson said. "Certainly, there’s history there with Dirk [Nowitzki] and Rick [Carlisle] and our franchise. But I really can’t put into words what he brings in terms of the integrity ... for a teammate. Every practice with a guy like Tyson Chandler just takes a whole step up, and we’re just fortunate and blessed to have him back." Jun 29 - 2:03 PM

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Tyson Chandler said on Thursday that he will help recruit Carmelo Anthony.

Chandler was Melo's best friend on the Knicks and the Mavericks are a lot better on paper than the Knicks right now. The Mavericks should have enough cap space to bring on Melo, and Dallas is on the list of the first three teams he'll visit after July 1.
Jun 26 - 5:32 PM

The Knicks have reached an agreement in principle to send Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton to the Mavericks in exchange for Jose Calderon, Samuel Dalembert, Shane Larkin, Wayne Ellington, the 34th pick and 51st pick in the 2014 draft.

The Mavericks finally have a reliable center and they also have a little room to play with respect to cap space after they sign Dirk Nowitzki to a new deal. Chandler had one of his best seasons of his career with the Mavericks in 2010-11 on his way to an NBA championship, so he shouldn't have too much of a transition period. His fantasy value holds steady as a late-mid round pick while Brandan Wright's value takes a dip.
Jun 25 - 5:45 PM

The Mavericks are close to acquiring Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton in a trade with the Knicks, according to

The Knicks would get back Sam Dalembert, Jose Calderón, and Shane Larkin in this blockbuster deal. The Knicks are really in a tight spot with money against their cap due to the $34.9 million they will owe Amare Stoudemire and Andrea Bargnani, so that may have something to do with this deal. Chandler's career was revived in Dallas after he really struggled to stay healthy, so the move certainly wouldn't hurt his production.
Jun 25 - 4:18 PM

The Warriors are believed to be interested in acquiring Tyson Chandler.

The deal would be for David Lee and Harrison Barnes. The Warriors have some extra confidence in Draymond Green, which has made Lee a bit more expendable than he was last year. Meanwhile, Andrew Bogut hasn't been able to stay on the court for the Warriors.
Jun 21 - 2:22 PM

The Mavericks hope to reacquire Tyson Chandler this summer, according to Marc Stein of

He is under contract for the 2014-2015 season with the Knicks, so it would have to be via trade if he makes his way back to Dallas. Letting Chandler go after the Mavericks' run at the 2011 championship was one of the most criticized moves made by owner Mark Cuban, and it now looks like the Mavs may be entertaining the thought of bringing him back.
May 6 - 2:18 PM

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

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