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Tyson Chandler | Center | #4

Team: Phoenix Suns
Age / DOB:  (35) / 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 (personal) will miss Wednesday's game against the Raptors.
With Chandler unavailable, Greg Monroe will draw the start and there will be more minutes available for Alex Len. Chandler belongs on the wire in most leagues. Dec 13 - 7:29 PM

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Tyson Chandler will remain in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Kings.

We typically don't announce non-changes, but the Suns have been so random with their rotations, we figured we'd put this out there. With Chandler active, there won't be as many minutes available for Greg Monroe and Alex Len, in fact, one of those guys could be headed for a DNP-CD. Chandler is little more than a rebounding specialist in deep leagues.
Dec 12 - 3:28 PM

Tyson Chandler scored four points with seven rebounds and two assists in 26 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday.

We never got a reason for why Chandler was away from the team on Thursday, but that's not surprising. The Suns are usually rotating their rest days, so based on the pattern it would look like Greg Monroe is next to sit against the Kings on Tuesday. Of course, it's really hard to trust these trends in DFS with late starts.
Dec 10 - 3:15 AM

Tyson Chandler will start against the Spurs on Saturday.

Coach Jay Triano also said Alex Len will play "based on need" because of his knee. Reading between the lines, it sounds like Greg Monroe is the No. 2 man and Alex Len may need foul trouble or an injury to be out there for double-digit minutes.
Dec 9 - 7:21 PM

Tyson Chandler (personal) and Alex Len (right knee hyperextension) are both available to play Saturday vs. the Spurs.

Chandler was a late scratch Thursday vs. Washington. Greg Monroe started vs. the Wiz, with Len behind him off the bench. However, the Suns center situation is almost impossible to predict. Coach Jay Triano has yet to announce who will draw the start on Saturday.
Dec 9 - 1:15 PM

Tyson Chandler (personal) and Alex Len (ankle) are questionable to face the Spurs on Saturday.

We're back in Shadyville for the Suns after announcing Chandler wasn't going to play just a few minutes before Thursday's game against the Wizards. It's no secret the Suns are looking to move a big man as they've played three guys in two spots so far. After the Suns shut down Chandler last year, it's really tough to stash him. If both Chandler and Len aren't playing on Saturday, the Suns would have to play Marquese Chriss at the five on occasion.
Dec 8 - 3:20 PM

Tyson Chandler (personal reasons) is a late scratch on Thursday vs. Washington.

He's not with the team after coach Jay Triano said on Thursday morning that he would start. We'll have an update when we know more. Greg Monroe will start and likely split the center minutes with Alex Len.
Dec 7 - 8:18 PM

Tyson Chandler will start at center on Thursday vs. Washington.

The Suns will have all three centers available tonight, but coach Jay Triano said he will go by "feel" when determining who plays. He mentioned that all three could play tonight with two playing 20 minute shifts and the other playing for roughly eight minutes, so this is a situation most fantasy owners will want to ignore.
Dec 7 - 1:33 PM

Tyson Chandler (rest) has been officially ruled out for Tuesday's game vs. the Raptors.

As long as the Suns have three centers, Chandler will likely be rested sporadically the rest of the way and is an obvious shut-down candidate later in the season. Greg Monroe will start with Alex Len (ankle) backing him up.
Dec 5 - 7:29 PM

Tyson Chandler isn't warming up to play on Tuesday vs. the Raptors.

He's expected to rest, so this is just further confirmation. The Suns are still trying to showcase Greg Monroe for a trade, and the back-to-back set gives them an excuse to sit the veteran. Alex Len will be the backup center tonight even though he's nursing a sore ankle.
Dec 5 - 7:22 PM

Tyson Chandler (rest) is expected to sit out Tuesday's game vs. Toronto, according to Suns beat writer Scott Bordow.

The Suns' rollercoaster rotation at center keeps on revolving. Greg Monroe is going to start on Tuesday. Alex Len (ankle) said he will play, which means the Suns will likely give Chandler the night off. Chandler will likely be back in the mix on Thursday when the Suns host the Wizards.
Dec 5 - 6:40 PM

Tyson Chandler may be rested Tuesday vs. Toronto.

Whether or not Chandler plays will likely hinge on Alex Len's (ankle) availability, but Greg Monroe will draw the start at center tonight, so either way Chandler figures to see a reduction in minutes. Chandler is basically just a rebounding specialist in deep leagues, and the potential for a DNP-CD tonight takes him off the DFS radar.
Dec 5 - 6:15 PM

Tyson Chandler started on Monday and hit 3-of-4 shots for seven points, 12 rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks in 37 minutes of a 115-101 win over the Sixers.

Greg Monroe got the DNP tonight, while Alex Len played just 11 minutes off the bench for seven points and three boards. The Suns appear to be ready to bench a different big every night, as Chandler sat on Wednesday, Monroe sat tonight, and Len sat on Saturday. And that makes for a tricky nightly decision for owners of any of the Suns big men going forward.
Dec 4 - 9:42 PM

Tyson Chandler scored 14 points with 18 rebounds and three assists in 28 minutes against the Celtics on Saturday.

After being a DNP-CD on Wednesday, Chandler made up for it right here. The Suns frontcourt rotation is easily the messiest in the NBA, and they have three bigs rotating for two center spots in the rotation. In the last three games, Greg Monroe, Chandler and Alex Len have sat out one game each, and maybe that plan continues. Chandler may have value when he plays and maybe Monroe is traded this week, so he could be an OK guy if you need a big man.
Dec 2 - 3:24 PM

Tyson Chandler will start at center in Saturday's game vs. the Celtics.

The Suns center situation has been wildly unpredictable under interim head coach Jay Triano. Chandler started on Tuesday, was a DNP-CD on Wednesday, and is now back in the starting lineup. Alex Len (ankle) may not play on Saturday, but if he does suit up, will only play limited minutes. Greg Monroe will likely see the majority of backup minutes behind Chandler.
Dec 2 - 11:44 AM

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