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Tyson Chandler asked Knicks to explore dealing him

Prior to being traded to Dallas, Tyson Chandler asked the Knicks to explore the possibility of dealing him (Berman, June 26).

Chandler “wanted out,” due in part to the fact that he didn’t consider himself to be part of the Knicks’ long-term plans.

Since being hired,  Phil Jackson has spoken openly about the cap space the Knicks would have after the 2015 season, which would’ve likely meant the end of Chandler’s tenure in New York if he had stayed through next season.

There were also some who felt that Chandler wouldn’t fit in with Phil Jackson’s triangle system.

Chandler, who signed a four-year, $56 million dollar deal with the Knicks in 2011,  is set to become a free agent after the 2014-15 season.




6 comments
ShawnP
ShawnP

Good riddance,Tyson.

lobcity1
lobcity1

Tyson was upset at Woodson and doesn't want to waste anymore yrs. I dont blame him for wanting to leave and I wish things would have turned out better. I know it wasnt Tyson fault and it was the piece of ish coach and his horrible system that led to a decline in Tyaons game. I just wish he didn't talk so much ish about NY like that. I'm not salty though. We got some good pieces in return for him.

PeteyWheatstraw
PeteyWheatstraw

Farewell to the bogus DPOY, Ibaka was far better. I don't understand how you get DPOY and can't block shots. Anyway good luck getting exposed in the west.

theking
theking

come on man you making 15 million and yu basically have no responsibilities but to play defense and you cant even do that smfh

jax13
jax13

I love how Tyson chandler views himself as an elite nba player.

Granted he was frustrated by the teams awful defense but he quit on us last season.

He was dpoy but then he was not worth the $$$$ he was making.

Getting sick, injuries etc, not being able to finish around the rim......

He did a lot of talking n did not back it up......

I hope the mavs have good doctors for his many ailments

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

On that first link...Phil took shots at felt on and Tyson..wow lol. Saying he saw players look around at others around them like " you didn't back me up...u needed to help me"...kinda not taking responsibility for themselves..lol..funny...felton did that constantly. Then basically saying they aren't high character guys...ouch...very zen like.