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Tyson Chandler | Center

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (32) / 10/2/1982
Ht / Wt:  7'1' / 245
College: None
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Tyson Chandler (hip) will not play on Saturday night against the Nets.
Bernard James will be the starting center again tonight. Chandler is getting close to a return and he should be back at some point next week. Expect to see more Al-Farouq Aminu getting minutes at power forward, too. Feb 28 - 7:55 PM

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Tyson Chandler (hip) will be a game-time decision on Saturday against the Nets according to head coach Rick Carlisle.

Chandler wasn't able to play on Wednesday vs. the Hawks, but the good news was that he made it through a full practice on Friday. His owners will have to check back prior to tip-off before activating him in lineups, but he would still be a must-start option even if he is not 100 percent. Bernard James scored seven points with 11 rebounds and two blocks against the Hawks, and he would be the primary beneficiary if Chandler sits this one out.
Feb 28 - 12:01 PM

Tyson Chandler (hip contusion) was a full participant during Friday's practice, Rick Carlisle said he'll be "a probable/questionable" for Saturday's game vs. the Nets.

Chandler said that he is hopeful to play on Saturday, and his return to practice is a step in the right direction. If Chandler is able to go, Bernard James will return to a bench role devoid of any fantasy value in standard leagues. Stay tuned.
Feb 27 - 1:40 PM

Tyson Chandler (hip contusion) said that he is hopeful to be able to suit up for Saturday's game vs. the Nets.

Chandler was unable to go on Wednesday, which resulted in Bernard James logging a season-high 27 minutes while putting up seven points, 11 rebounds and two blocks with the starting unit. If Chandler is again unable to go on Saturday, James would likely get another opportunity to start, and he'd make for a decent plug-and-play option with a favorable matchup against the Nets. Stay tuned.
Feb 26 - 3:49 PM

Tyson Chandler will not play vs. the Hawks on Wednesday due to a left hip contusion.

Chandler hurt himself while drawing a charge on Tuesday and he's also battling a sore left ankle. The diagnosis could be worse and we're considering Chandler day-to-day with his hip bruise, but it helps that Dallas doesn't play again until Saturday. Amare Stoudemire is resting on Wednesday, guys like Greg Smith, Bernard James and Charlie Villanueva will have to pick up the slack in the frontcourt. Smith is the best fantasy option of the bunch with Tyson out, but that's not saying much.

Tyson Chandler injured his hip flexor during Tuesday's 99-92 win vs. the Raptors, which he finished with four points, seven rebounds, three steals and one block in 30 minutes.

Chandler is still getting over a recent ankle injury and he hurt his hip while drawing a hard charge on Tuesday, but so far there's no suggestion that he'll sit out Wednesday's game vs. Al Horford and the Hawks. We'll leave him off the injury report unless a pessimistic update surfaces after the Mavs' shootaround.
Feb 25 - 12:23 AM

Tyson Chandler returned from an ankle injury on Thursday against the Thunder, scoring 10 points with 13 rebounds in 33 minutes.

He looked fine on defense and the ankle injury is behind him following the All-Star break. It should be interesting to see how Chandler plays next to Amare Stoudemire and you'd think coach Rick Carlisle would want to have a strong defensive guy like Chandler out there as much as possible with STAT's sub-par D. His fantasy value is just fine.
Feb 19 - 11:24 PM

Tyson Chandler will start against the Thunder on Thursday.

He'll start next to Rajon Rondo, Monta Ellis, Chandler Parsons and Dirk Nowitzki. Chandler should be ready to roll and the All-Star break certainly helped him.
Feb 19 - 8:00 PM

Tyson Chandler (ankle) is expected to play against the Thunder on Thursday.

Fantasy owners can feel free to activate the big man as Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle said he expects Chandler to play against the Thunder. The 32-year-old is averaging 10.7 points, 11.8 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.6 steals, and 1.3 blocks per game this season and is a must-start in all fantasy formats as long as he's healthy.
Feb 19 - 12:08 PM

Tyson Chandler (sprained ankle) was limited during Tuesday's practice but the Mavericks expect him to play vs. the Thunder on Thursday.

Chandler has been a terrific fantasy center all season and he was lighting it up in the seven games before his injury, averaging 12.3 points, 11.1 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.7 blocks. Those numbers were supported by ridiculous 76.6 percent shooting from the field, giving Chandler the best weighted FG percentage of any player since Feb. 1. We'll pass along updates as they emerge, but for now it's safe to activate him in all formats.
Feb 17 - 7:21 PM

Tyson Chandler (ankle) will miss Wednesday's game against the Jazz.

The Mavs are reportedly optimistic that Chandler's ankle injury isn't serious, and they expect him to be available for the first game after the All-Star break. The Mavs are close to signing Bernard James to a 10-day contract to help fill-in for Chandler alongside Greg Smith and Dwight Powell, but all can be safely left on the wire.
Feb 10 - 1:57 PM

Tyson Chandler (ankle) and Monta Ellis (hip) are looking doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Jazz according to Dirk Nowitzki.

It makes no sense to push either of them right before the All Star break so owners should be making contingency plans. If you want to chase Charlie Villanueva's 26-point night on a one-game basis or give J.J. Barea (15 points, seven assists) a look it could pan out.
Feb 10 - 2:51 AM

Tyson Chandler suffered a left ankle injury on Monday and is doubtful to return.

It didn't look good and it's fair to assume he's done for the night, exiting the game with one point and no rebounds in one minute. The Mavericks are going to look to Greg Smith and Dwight Powell to step up while Dirk Nowitzki may play some more stretch five. We would consider Chandler questionable to play on Wednesday against the Jazz.
Feb 9 - 8:55 PM

Tyson Chandler stayed hot against the Kings on Thursday with 16 points, 16 boards, one assist and one steal in 30 minutes on 7-of-9 from the field.

He owns the Kings this season, averaging 15.0 points, 14.0 boards and 1.5 blocks in his previous two games against them. Chandler has been equally great over his last five, averaging 14.8 points, 13.0 boards, 1.8 assists, 0.8 blocks and 0.8 steals on 79.5 percent from the field and 80.0 percent from the line. He is destroying his ADP value.
Feb 6 - 12:51 AM

Tyson Chandler had 21 points, 17 rebounds and zero blocks on 8-of-9 shooting against the Warriors on Wednesday.

That's a fantastic line, especially against Andrew Bogut, and Chandler is crushing it right now, despite neither number being a season high. He's averaging 13.2 points, 12.8 rebounds, 1.0 steals, 0.8 blocks and shooting 74 percent from the floor over his last five games.
Feb 5 - 2:12 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Devin Harris
3Raymond Felton
SG1Monta Ellis
2J.J. Barea
SF1Chandler Parsons
2Richard Jefferson
3Al-Farouq Aminu
PF1Dirk Nowitzki
2Amare Stoudemire
3Charlie Villanueva
4Dwight Powell
C1Tyson Chandler
2Greg Smith
3Bernard James