Knicks Blog Player of the Week: Tyson Chandler

Sam Spiegelman

Tyson Chandler has been playing like a grown man this winter, and it’s about time he deserves the recognition.

Chandler notched his fifth double-double in the past eight games last night when he scored 15 points and hauled in 14 rebounds as the Knicks snapped their seven-game losing streak with a 118-106 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Knicks average 40.9 rebounds per game, which ranks 26th in the league. Chandler is responsible for one-quarter of those boards, and has averaged almost 15 per game since the start of the February.

Chandler has finished with double-digit rebounding totals nine consecutive games, including a season-high 23 against the Atlanta Hawks on Feb. 22 and a 22-rebound effort on Sunday against the Chicago Bulls.

During this span, Chandler has also been effective on the offensive end. Chandler has been averaging 11.5 points per game over the past eight contests, 2.0 more points than his season average (9.1 points per game). In the thick of things, he posted a season-high 19 points against the defending champion Miami Heat on Feb. 27. Last night, Chandler dropped a 15-spot against the front-court duo of Kevin Love and Nikola Pekovic.




91 comments
Sandro
Sandro

Take a look at this: http://tinyurl.com/chandlersdefense

Tyson is nothing more than trade bait. OKC needs him.

We need Reggie Jackson. Just work out a deal with matching salaries.

Include Shumpert for that 1st rounder too.


johneco
johneco

I recommend you start a Goat of the Week feature instead.

KnickelusKnickleby
KnickelusKnickleby

Talk about Parallel universe we went from a 50+ win team last year to a 20+ win team this year

Phoenix, Washington, Toronto,Portland all are in the playoffs while last year they were laughed at. 

a difference a year can make with a few trades and draft picks.  

Kvdaone
Kvdaone

Melo is not leaving. Im sure the main reason why he wasnt traded is bcuz He and Dolan had a talk. Dolan just spent a billion on rebuilding the garden. Melo was a main reason for that. He stayin!...Thats why he stated he knew he wouldnt be traded

jax13
jax13

Would okc do a shump, Tyson n Felton for Perkins, Reggie Jackson n first rounder?

BigChiefTriangle
BigChiefTriangle

Tyson's just trying to audition for the Clips, Thunder, etc.  Show the league he still has something left before this season ends.

Mike Dell Italia
Mike Dell Italia

Get Jeff Van Gundy, resign melo, get a real pg and sign Lemarcus Aldrige.  #1 seed in 2015.




Mr.Boots
Mr.Boots

Methinks the Woodster doth protest to much. Calm down Woody, it is not like you're going to be here next season unless Dolan said you would be

during post-coital pillow talk.


"Mike Woodson called a flagrant tampering foul on the Bulls' Joakim Noah on Thursday amid reports that Chicago's center tried to actively recruit Carmelo Anthony at last month's All-Star weekend to sign with the Bulls this summer."

Read more: http://www.nydailynews




chudogz1
chudogz1

Chandler needs to work on some offensive moves... He's been in the league long enough to realize that in order for the team to have offensive success, he needs to be able to do more than just alley oop...

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

Could Broussards "Sources" being someone in Melos camp, to get Anthony word out..thats hes out of NY and thinking about Chicago??  Another possibility....or...someone from Bulls camp leaked out..because bulls are interested in Melo. 

zebeto
zebeto

@Sandro ...i think Reggie Jackson has major potential to be a star .........im not too sure okc wouldd even bite on a Tyson/Shump for jackson str8 up ,let alone a 1st rounder too .

Kvdaone
Kvdaone

@jax13 okc wants shump for a pick. hope we get it done this summer

Kvdaone
Kvdaone

@jax13 okc wants shump for a pick....hope we get that done this summer

knickstape
knickstape

@jax13  no why would they want to take on Felton whose a mess right now

chudogz1
chudogz1

@ jax13. I still prefer to talk to Phoenix about Bledsoe, but I did like Jackson when he came out of BC... I thought we were gonna take him or Marshonn Brooks.... I rather not get Perkins tho

rgm891
rgm891

Well they would have taken shump for a first rounder. So chandler and felton worth perkins and jackson. I think its fair but it cant be done cause of salaries

madskills
madskills

@Mike Dell Italia  LA isn't coming. He's already playing with a real pg. If Portland wasn't building something then he would leave but I highly doubt it now.

jax13
jax13

Love aldridge

rico
rico

Don't know why my posting was removed?

Good fir Woody calling for the NBA for tampering.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@Mr.Boots  

Looks like the Knicks are trying to circle the wagons around Melo. Given that Dolan and Mills will never talk to the press, Woody is their mouthpiece. They are probably planning a strategy to make the Knicks organization blameless and victims if Melo leaves.

In that article Zack Randolph suggests that Lionel Hollins would be a good replacement for Woody. Sounds like more tampering to me.

rico
rico

Link doesn't work. But if Woody does anything for the future of the knicks, compelling the NBA to stop this tampering crap would be great. The nba used to strip teams of their first round picks (oh how we could use a pick) for that crap.

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@Mr.Boots  Woody is a lacky, "yessa massa dolan"is his favorite phrase next to "in terms of....".

Mr.Boots
Mr.Boots

@chudogz He's becoming an old dog, and you know what they say about learning new tricks.

Mr.Boots
Mr.Boots

@Biggie I don't think that Pat Cummings is an apt comparison. Nobody has ever made stranger faces than Cummings when shooting a free throw.


Seriously  though, I know from guys at my gym out in the Long Island 'burbs why many want Love to come here. I'm not comfortable articulating it, but it is for the same reason they were all pulling for Gallo to be a major star. Let me put it this want, they would like a non-"thug" star. ( Just discretely summarizing what some of them say openly with different words.

jax13
jax13

Millsap. Rebounding big with midrange game n post game

rgm891
rgm891

@Jerry Gee  Yup exactly.  We also need a battier type player who can play d and hit the three.  I want Shump to fill that void but his jump shot is beyond broken atm.  I dont see how many of these players are here next year anyways.  2014 is the new 2015 for the knicks at least.

rico
rico

Okc's pick will likely be one of the final picks in the first round, which is essentially a 2nd round pick. Do you reallly want to trade Shump for a #2 pick? I'd trade him in a heartbeat but not for that.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@rgm891  

Felton's legal issues, until resolved, will render him impossible to trade.

jax13
jax13

Then add fillers for $$ to work. Then get rondo as a free agent in 2015. That's a trade that can benefit both teams.

Okc or Phoenix, depending on how they do in playoffs could be ready to do a similar deal.

You also got the expiring amare n bargs as nice pieces for expiring deals.

They can make a few smaller deals than still have space to add good pieces in 2015.

Hire a gm n good coach, if they do that we could be on the road to a good place.....

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@rico  

I see this one. This blog is quirky.

rico 9 minutes ago

Link doesn't work. But if Woody does anything for the future of the knicks, compelling the NBA to stop this tampering crap would be great. The nba used to strip teams of their first round picks (oh how we could use a pick) for that crap.

Sandro
Sandro

@rico

Getting a 2014 1st rounder out of nothing?

Too good to ever happen to the Knicks.

chudogz1
chudogz1

@firebaldy... Yeah, a tough guy or 3

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@firebaldy @Biggie 

The NBA has changed. You have a league of millionaires on long term guaranteed contracts. The owners won't risk their investments with 1990's rough play. No one will pay big bucks to watch teams grind out boring 91-83 games. The league wants to sell offense with no hand checking and flagrant fouls to keep it that way.

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

@Jerry Gee @MeloStat301 As Broussard points out, any actual conversation between Noah and Anthony would be considering tampering and would subject Chicago to a possible fine, so it’s unlikely there will be confirmation of any sort from the Bulls about the alleged conversation.

chudogz1
chudogz1

@ Knicks_Fanatic. I kno, he's all mouth, and useless at this stage of his career... I

rico
rico

As punishment for tampering the league used to strip teams f their draft picks, which worked to stop that crap. NBA has gotten soft on it the last couple of years but i hope Silver put down the hammer.

chudogz1
chudogz1

@ Mr. Boots @firebaldy..... I feel u, but the organization should demand it, or send him to Hakeem's summer camp:)

BigChiefTriangle
BigChiefTriangle

@Knicks_Fanatic @StraightShot  

Well, this high-scoring Thunder-Suns game has been like a different sport compared to anything I've seen from Knick games this season, I'll give you that.  Awesome game.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@StraightShot  

Back when I was a youngster the Knicks averaged 115 ppg on the way to their first title. To me, the 60's and 80's were better than the 70's and 90's.

BigChiefTriangle
BigChiefTriangle

@Knicks_Fanatic  Lots of people paid big buck to watch "boring" 91-83 games in the 90s.  It's NY for chrissake.  You think if today's Pacers were wearing NY on their chest instead, people wouldn't go watch them?

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@Knicks_Fanatic  you're right about how the league has softened up. he seems kinda weak to me though. fragile.

Blaze NYK
Blaze NYK

@Knicks_Fanatic  Those games weren't boring!  I know you don't really mean that but it irks me that people think low scoring games are boring.  Yes, if teams are not scoring because they just throw up brick after brick and its awful basketball, that is boring.  But if its two teams going at it but at a slower pace, using up the shot clock because they are playing good team basketball and the defense is good and intense….that is not boring basketball!