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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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General manager Ryan McDonough said it "probably is unlikely" Tyson Chandler (neck, shoulder) plays again this season.
"We never say never," McDonough said. The Suns have been quiet with Chandler lately, but there have been a lot of signs that Chandler was going to be shut down. Alan Williams (knee) is getting closer, so the team may just give him Chandler's minutes. Alex Len could have a couple more games after his big 19-12 line on Tuesday. Mar 21 - 6:17 PM

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Tyson Chandler (shoulder, neck) will not play on Saturday against the Warriors.

No surprise here after the team admitted his injuries are bothering him. Expect to see some small-ball lineups and maybe Alex Len can play well.
Mar 17 - 8:20 PM

Tyson Chandler (neck, shoulder) went through practice on Friday and is day-to-day, according to coach Jay Triano.

"The toll of the neck thing and the shoulder thing, lots of little things bothering him," Triano said. It doesn't sound like the Suns will be upping his minutes. He was an option to start yesterday, but he didn't even make the active list. Maybe Alex Len can do something, but he's like a box of chocolates, as Mama Gump would say. Keep an eye on Alan Williams next week, too.
Mar 16 - 4:55 PM

Tyson Chandler is inactive for Thursday against the Jazz.

So much for talk of coach Jay Triano starting him today. Alex Len will start, but he still can't be trusted in most leagues.
Mar 15 - 8:46 PM

Tyson Chandler is a game-time call against the Jazz on Thursday.

He's basically a game-time decision every night. Chandler has a good chance to start tonight against Rudy Gobert, but you're not going to trust him in fantasy either way.
Mar 15 - 7:40 PM

Tyson Chandler could go back to the starting lineup against the Jazz on Thursday, according to coach Jay Triano.

This makes sense on two counts: Rudy Gobert is very good. Secondly, if Devin Booker can't go, that can allow Josh Jackson to just slide up to his spot as the shooting guard. This is somewhat bad news for Troy Daniels and Shaq Harrison, and you're not trusting Chandler in almost any league.
Mar 15 - 2:53 PM

Tyson Chandler (shoulder) scored seven points with four rebounds, one assist and no turnovers in 21 minutes against the Hornets on Saturday.

He'll be playing around 20 minutes most nights, which means Chandler can't be counted on in fantasy.
Mar 10 - 7:33 PM

Tyson Chandler (shoulder) will be available to play Saturday vs. Hornets.

Chandler injured himself in a fall during Thursday's loss to the Thunder. He was initially listed as questionable for this contest, but is on track to suit up Saturday night. He's averaging an uninspiring 7.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 0.7 blocks in 21.2 minutes over the Suns last three games.
Mar 10 - 12:09 PM

Tyson Chandler (shoulder) is questionable to play against the Hornets on Saturday.

Well, we mentioned how Chandler was in discomfort after a fall under the basket last night, so that probably explains this. Chandler's injury may not be too bad, but the Suns aren't going to play him at less than 100 percent. Alex Len's fantasy value could be revived here, but it was very noteworthy that Alec Peters played with the rotation 1-4 guys last night. Feel free to add Len again, but be prepared for disappointment.
Mar 9 - 2:44 PM

Tyson Chandler scored 10 points with five rebounds in 20 minutes against the Thunder on Thursday.

He did have a fall under the basket and was in some pain, but it doesn't look bad. Maybe Chandler's neck spasms become a problem again, but he's not a fantasy asset in even super deep leagues.
Mar 9 - 12:19 AM

Tyson Chandler will play Monday vs. the Heat.

It's the second night of a back-to-back set, but Chandler just got back from a six-game absence due to a neck issue, so he's well rested. Alex Len only managed to log two minutes off the bench on Sunday, so it'll be interesting to see what his workload looks like tonight.
Mar 5 - 6:20 PM

Tyson Chandler (neck) logged 26 minutes as a starter in his return from a six-game absence on Sunday, finishing with six points, five boards, two assists, two steals and one block.

The defensive stats were an anomaly for Chandler, who is averaging just 0.3 steals and 0.6 blocks per game on the season, but his return to active roster nearly pushed Alex Len out of the rotation entirely. He did have a fairly hilarious moment in which he hit a mediocre layup and flexed on Dennis Schroder (link below), but the reality is, Chandler isn't worth owning in most leagues.
Mar 4 - 6:09 PM

Tyson Chandler (neck) will replace Alex Len in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Hawks.

Chandler will be back in action following a six-game stint on the sidelines, so it'll be interesting to see if his minutes are monitored. His return to the court isn't great news for Len, as his minutes tend to dip towards the lower-20s when he's working with the reserves. Joining Chandler in the starting five will be Elfrid Payton, Devin Booker, T.J. Warren and Dragan Bender.

Tyson Chandler (neck) is doubtful for Sunday against the Hawks.

The Suns continue to say he's progressing, but the injury report says otherwise. Chandler could be shut down, which has helped boost Alex Len to must-own status in fantasy leagues. Josh Jackson has also been playing some center, too.
Mar 3 - 2:59 PM

Tyson Chandler (neck) has been ruled Friday vs. OKC, but the Suns are hoping he will be available to return for Sunday's game vs. the Hawks.

Chandler has missed five straight games, and seven of the Suns last eight contests. However, it sounds like he could make his return on Sunday. Alex Len will draw another start on Friday. Len has started each of Pheonix's previous five contests and is averaging 9.2 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game over those five starts.
Mar 2 - 1:15 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Elfrid Payton
2Tyler Ulis
SG1Devin Booker
2Troy Daniels
3Brandon Knight
4Davon Reed
5Shaquille Harrison
SF1T.J. Warren
2Josh Jackson
3Danuel House
PF1Marquese Chriss
2Dragan Bender
3Jared Dudley
4Alec Peters
C1Tyson Chandler
2Alex Len
3Alan Williams