2013-14 Report Card: Tyson Chandler

Chandler

Harris Decker

Offense

Tyson Chandler will never be known for his offense prowess. In years past, he has contributed on the offensive side of the ball in a way that seemed to fit perfectly into what the Knicks tried to do. They played off pick and rolls and Chandler became the perfect man to finish inside. This year, for one reason or another, Chandler never seemed to find his feet on the offensive side. He and Raymond Felton couldn’t get on the same page, and that was just the beginning.

A big key for Chandler this year was a huge regression in getting to the free throw line. Chandler took just 151 free throws in 2013-14 compared to 315 and 258 in the previous two seasons. That drop off contributed to his points per game, falling from 10.4 to 8.7 in just one season.

Defense

Chandler is always a presence inside. After disappearing during the 2012-13 playoffs, Chandler bounced back and had an average season on the defensive end. He is still a shell of his former self and two years removed from winning Defensive Player of the Year, he’s still trying to figure things out. What we saw this season is that Chandler is a great piece on a winning team. On a losing team, he falls off and is unable to contribute the way you’d like him to.

Team Play

There was a huge trend this season to big man with a keen ability to pass the ball. We saw it all over the league and it’s still something that Chandler is completely unable to do. Chandler is a one trick pony and unfortunately, it didn’t fit well into this years plan. That being said, Chandler did average 1.1 assists per game, a new career high. It’s still a ways off from Joakim Noah’s 5.4 or Marc Gasol’s 3.6 apg.

Trend

There’s no question in my mind that Chandler is trending down. That’s not to say that he can’t still play at a very high level in the right system but that’s not the case right now. He’s not getting any younger and a new breed of centers is starting to take shape in the NBA. They can dribble, shoot and rebound. Chandler only features one of those qualities.




283 comments
Scott Berger-Felder
Scott Berger-Felder

Lmao This dude thinks everybody's batman but melo. we can all be Batman!! as long as our name is not Melo!! lol

Chris
Chris

Batman Robin BS, MS, and PHd. Cartoon characters degrees of arrogance, and basketball. Melo is a top dog wherever he plays and whenever he plays. He is the guy you must double, you can never leave him alone, you set your team defense to stop him. He is not just Batman, he is Zeus with the ball, no one is better with the ball

knicksgirl35
knicksgirl35

Championship teams have these things in common:

A good FO support system

A President with a zero tolerance for anything less than excellence

A great coach

A Batman (Melo), Robin, Alfred and a utility belt with all kinds of tricks

Melo had none of those things in the past (all at the same time that is). Maybe now he finally will.


SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

We can argue that Melo is not Batman...I can see why people would say he is or isn't. 


With that said, Kyrie Irving is not Batman, guys. He's soooo far from Batman right now. Poor defensive player, poor attitude, lacks leadership qualities, more concerned with his brand than winning, labeled a diva, teammates that have been on winning teams say he has no idea how to win, questionable effort at times. Excellent scorer but not a good enough set-up man particularly since he is a PG. He had a good enough team to make the playoffs this year, as well. He did not. 

Chris
Chris

Melo has earned his status.

Chris
Chris

who is Batman? from Wikipedia


Carmelo Anthony

·       7× NBA All-Star (2007200820102014)

·       2× All-NBA Second Team (20102013)

·       4× All-NBA Third Team (2006200720092012)

·       NBA All-Rookie First Team (2004)

·       NBA Rookie Challenge MVP (2005)

·       NBA scoring champion (2013)

·       USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (2006)

·       FIBA World Championship All-Tournament Team(2006)

·       NCAA champion (2003)

·       NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (2003)

·       Consensus second team All-American (2003)

·       USBWA National Freshman of the Year (2003)

·       Big East Rookie of the Year (2003)

·       No. 15 retired by Syracuse

John Wall--

·       NBA All-Star (2014)

·       NBA All-Rookie First Team (2011)

·       NBA Rookie Challenge MVP (2011)

·       NBA Slam Dunk Contest Dunker of the Night (2014)

·       Consensus first team All-American (2010)

·       Adolph Rupp Trophy (2010)

·       SEC Player of the Year (2010)

·       SEC Tournament MVP (2010)

·       First team All-SEC (2010)

·       All-SEC Rookie team (2010)




Scott Berger-Felder
Scott Berger-Felder

if Rondo was batman on a team with pierce,Ray and KG on the team, Melo would have been jesus

Scott Berger-Felder
Scott Berger-Felder

Melo is a second option only if your pairing him with Durant or Lebron, and i dont even think he'd be the 2nd option if he played with lebron.

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

Carmelo Anthony is a nice role player because of his scoring....he's JR Smith...Jamal Crawford...Nate Robinson...nothing more nothing less...wow..the nerve of some folks...LoLOL!

Scott Berger-Felder
Scott Berger-Felder

Melo is not Durant or Lebron, but he's better then everybody else, and  he's also able to handle the pressure of playing in, NY. which not everybody can.

brookdon
brookdon

thatsagoodpoint, I think you backed yourself way too deep in a corner with the Irving and Rondo> Melo comment. Please clarify what in their resume's makes them more qualified to be a guy on the team than Carmelo Anthony.

Feel free to back out of that comment at any time, but I just want to hear the rationale.

brookdon
brookdon

Melo is more Jared Jeffries lol.

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

@kingofny @SheSaidSpikeWho  I really like Rondo. He can't do it by himself though bc of his offensive shortcomings so I wouldn't really say he's Batman. He might be the Batmobile though...he gets the team where it needs to go lol. 


I like Wall because he has a good attitude and I think he truly wants to be great. He has a very nice/complete team alongside him though. Is he Batman? Idk. I can see people arguing both sides and making valid points. If he gets a consistent shot, watch out. 


Kyrie though....no way.

brookdon
brookdon

Now Melo isn't an above average rebounder at his position?

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

So he can't rebound? He can't pass? He defends as good as KD does...he's less efficient from the field as KD but 46% from field and 40% from 3 is pretty good...over their careers they mirror each other...so I'll say KD is a nice role player...how insane does that sound?,,come on guy.

brookdon
brookdon

Comparing Irving's situation to Oscars, but when anyone talks about how awful Melo's teams are, the opinion gets decried lol

brookdon
brookdon

You think Melo's impending F agency distracted the team now? Just admit you don't like the guy and move on.

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

@thatsagoodpoint @brookdon  Gonna have to disagree with you, thatsagoodpoint. Mainly about Irving though. Irving does not give constant effort on both sides of the ball at all. In fact, Cleveland fans and reporters complain about how poor Kyrie is on defense and how point guards always go off on him. Irving doesn't play with the same attitude MJ and Kobe played with...not even close. Kyrie has been dubbed a diva who cares more about his brand than winning (he has mentioned his brand on numerous occasions after losses in post game interviews), Deng and Bynum said he does not know how to win, etc. The others you mentioned, maybe, but Irving is nowhere near that category. He has a lot to learn. 


I think Wall is still getting there because he pretty much has a complete squad. 

brookdon
brookdon

Have you ever seen Dirk chew out anyone for not playing defense, get a big block, hell dive for a loose ball? Are those guys better Batmans than Melo.

Hell, how in the world did Kyrie and Wall make this list? Comon man, just stop. This is ridiculous.

If you want more of a rah rah guy fine, that's not Carmelo. But to say those guys are more batman than he because he doesn't scream and yell....nah.

brookdon
brookdon

I think he made a mistake and out of pride is going to defend it to death. If not he loses all credibility with that one. Even the biggest Melo haters in Denver would disagree lol.

rgm891
rgm891

Rondo is def a batman. No doubt

rgm891
rgm891

@kingofny @brookdon  I never stated Irving was a batman.  He is on the verge of becoming a batman.  Dont put words in my mouth I never stated,

rgm891
rgm891

@kingofny @rgm891  The only thing that's delusional is that u think melo is a batman. LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. 


I cant believe I got to treat u like a kid. It has really come to this.

brookdon
brookdon

LMAOOOOOOO. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME MISSED THE PLAYOFFS IN HIS CAREER AND IT WAS BY ONE GAME. PRIOR TO THIS SEASON HE MADE IT EVER SINGLE YEAR. SOMETHING LEBRON,WADE, DURANT,KOBE, IRVING, NOR WALL COULD SAY.

Talk about short memories SMDH

rgm891
rgm891

I know oh no his shoulder got destroyed.  Now we paid him 20 million dollars. Stat all over.  What a stupid investment in a so called "batman"

rgm891
rgm891

@thatsagoodpoint Man dont even bother.  Wall/Irving are on the verge of becoming batman.  Comparing Irving situation to Melo's is beyond ridiculous.  If Melo was a batman we would be in the playoffs.  No if ands or buts. 10 years of excuses with this guy.  What's next?

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

Your definition of a batman is someone with a "game face".... That's ridiculous.

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

@MeloStat301  Melo hasn't played the 4 consistently in quite some time. This season we started Bargnani at the 4. When Tyson got injured, Melo moved to the 4, I believe. Then Tyson came back and Melo moved back to the 3. Then Bargnani got injured. Then Amar'e entered the starting lineup at the 4. Melo has been mostly at the 3 this season. The season before he was definitely at the 4. 

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

Lol...no brook..because now he plays the "4".. When in today's NBA traditional positions are all but out the window...since he plays the 4 he should get 11-12 reb...lol.

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

Very poor? Nope..he's average...acty pretty good one on one...he lacks in the help defense department. How dare you downplay getting g your own rebound? If he doesn't get it..its a red rebound for the other team!! Lol...follow your own shot is something very fundamental they teach you at camp...something Melo still does and it pays off for him...why would u down play that? He's the best in the game at doing it...Shaq did it all the time...its impressive a guy like Melo can do that.

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

Durant has faults too..same holes as Melo.....but I'm not gonna say he's a nice role player...lol..come on man

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

NAC...lol...wonder if he peeks in on here...might be under another name..

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

Yea...thatsagoodlpoint is a good poster too...he went off the deep end on this one.

brookdon
brookdon

This had become a pride thing for him now MeloStat301. He doesn't even believe what he is saying but will defend it anyways because he doesn't want to back down. NAC did this all the time.

brookdon
brookdon

A guy that can be the best player on a contender. Their game has to in some ways be able to make up for the faults of those around them (in any way, scoring, rebounding, defense, passing). They have to step up in big games (and appear in).

If you want to say Melo isn't batman, fine. Is disagree but the point can be made. But saying Irving or Wall can while Melo can't is nuts IMO