Report: Knicks sign Tyson Chandler
The Knicks are nearing completion on a deal with Tyson Chandler worth $58 million over four seasons.After their efforts to trade for Chris Paul stalled, sources say the Knicks intensified their efforts to sign Chandler.
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: The NBA lockout and shortened season has created a tight window for free agents, so multiple scenarios are in play.
One strong possibility: Tyson Chandler leaves the world champion Dallas Mavericks to sign a multi-year deal with the New York Knicks for between $50-60 million.
Then things would get awfully complicated.
The Knicks would first have to create cap space by waiving/trading point guard Chauncey Billups and/or post Ronny Turiaf. Inking Chandler would provide other options -like using Amar’e Stoudemire as trade bait.
Or, they could keep Stoudemire and partner him with Chandler and Carmelo Anthony. This would, perhaps, be the NBA’s premier front-court.
Bottom line: signing Chandler is the first of many changes coming to New York.
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