Tyson Chandler
American basketball player
Tyson Chandler
Tyson Cleotis Chandler is an American professional basketball center who currently plays for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association. Chandler was the second overall pick of the 2001 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers, then was immediately traded to the Chicago Bulls. He has also played for the New Orleans Hornets, Charlotte Bobcats, and Dallas Mavericks. As starting center for Dallas, he helped win the franchise's first NBA championship in 2011.
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Cavs All-Stars shine too brightly for shrinking Suns
Yahoo News - about 1 month
(The Sports Xchange) - LeBron James and Kyrie Irving celebrated being named Eastern Conference All-Star starters by shining in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 118-103 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday. James scored 21 points, matched a season-high 15 assists and grabbed nine rebounds to fall just shy of a triple-double as Irving scored 26 points and the Cavs broke out of a rare shooting funk to win for the second time in five games. The Suns' Tyson Chandler scored 22 points and grabbed 16 rebounds after missing one game with stomach problems.
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Why Justin Bieber Was Baptized In An NBA Player's Bathtub
Huffington Post - 4 months
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Steve Nash Dissects Why The NBA's Rookie-Veteran Relationship Is So Crucial
Huffington Post - about 1 year
A blur of purple and orange, and seemingly everywhere at once, Steve Nash had the kind of vision and innate understanding of the game that point guards dream of. If a teammate were out in transition or waiting, hands up, in the corner, it took just a quick moment and a flick of his wrist for Nash to seemingly bend space and stop time, lacing the ball through the swarm of defenders and straight to the chest of his target, setting up the shot perfectly, per usual. If you also donned a Phoenix Suns jersey, the two-time MVP would find you before you yourself even knew you were open. That’s simply what Nash did throughout his 18-year NBA career -- he’d scan the open floor before him, then guide his teammates toward the spots in which they’d excel, maximizing their potential with just the jerk of his head or the look in his eye. So it makes sense that even today, the now retired, 41-year-old Nash is still fixated on this idea of helping teammates grow. As he sees it, a car ...
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What’s next for the Dallas Mavericks?
isports web - almost 2 years
We all saw the Mavericks crumble heading into the playoffs against the Rockets. Their guards were not efficeint enough, there were plenty of injuries, and the lack of youth on the team doesn’t help much either. With an early vacation, the Mavs have a lot of thinking to do in order to boost their potential for the coming season. Free agency has some pretty notable targets, and the upcoming draft offers quite a few key pieces as well. So where do the Mavericks begin? Find a point-guard that works There is no question about it that Rajon Rondo was a failed experiment. He came to the Mavericks and had everyone fantasizing about another championship. Sadly, all those expectations would be destroyed by the Rondo trade. However, Rondo is not the only guard to put pressure on. Devin Harris and J.J. Barea were not that great, and Felton isn’t much of a stud himself. The Dallas Mavericks were filled with injury prone, old, and slow point-guards that really didn’t have big games when they nee ...
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Mavericks Hold Off Lakers 120-106 for Season Series Sweep
NYTimes - almost 2 years
Tyson Chandler gave a kind smirk when he learned that the Dallas Mavericks had just swept a four-game season series with the Los Angeles Lakers for the first time in franchise history.
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Scoring Isn't Everything: The Best NBA Players With Less Than 15 PPG
Huffington Post - about 2 years
This year's All-Star Game was a blast, continuing the high-scoring trend we've seen lately in these yearly exhibitions. Russell Westbrook's great performance helped the West to a win, and a new record was set for combined points in an All-Star Game, 321 total points. It's hard to blame the players for not playing too much defense, playing too hard is how you end up with needless injuries, like Kobe Bryant's broken nose courtesy of Dwyane Wade in the 2012 All-Star Game. Fans vote in players they love to see put the ball in the basket, and it'd be silly to deny them that right. Only two players playing in this year's game have averaged less than 15 points per game this year, one being Tim Duncan of the Spurs, who scored 14.5, a reflection of how few minutes he plays rather than eroding skills. The other is Kyle Korver of the Hawks, the three-point specialist in the middle of a historic season-long hot streak. I in no way blame anyone for voting these high-scorers to the game, I believe it ...
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The Beds In The Olympic Village Are Extremely Small
Business Insider - about 3 years
With less than a week until the games kick off, athletes are starting to arrive at the Olympic Village in Sochi. Olympic athletes are some of the most extraordinary human specimens to ever walk the earth ... yet they have been given beds fit for small children by the IOC. The rooms we've seen from the Olympic Village have two twin beds, as well as a small nightstand.  Bobsledder Elana Meyers took some pictures yesterday. The first room is in village in the "coastal cluster," and the second one is in the village in the "mountain cluster:" The Olympics in London had the same tiny beds. NBA player Tyson Chandler couldn't even fit in one: Join the conversation about this story »     
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NBA-best four Golden State Warriors named to Team USA roster
San Francisco Chronicle - about 3 years
Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry, Andre Iguodala, David Lee and Klay Thompson on Thursday were among 28 players selected to the 2014-16 USA Men’s National Team pool, from which the 2014 USA World Championship team and the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team will be chosen. Returning to the USA National Team for 2014.   Houston (James Harden and Dwight Howard), the Clippers (Blake Griffin and Chris Paul), Oklahoma City (Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook), Portland (LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard) and the Knicks (Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler) are the only other NBA teams that had more than one player selected by USA Basketball.   Curry played on the U.S. team [...]
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Taj Gibson's Buzzer-Beater Lifts Bulls Over Lakers In Overtime (VIDEO)
Huffington Post - about 3 years
CHICAGO (AP) — Taj Gibson made a layup at the buzzer in overtime, lifting the Chicago Bulls to a 102-100 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night. With nine-tenths of a second left, Mike Dunleavy inbounded from underneath the basket and found Gibson cutting down the middle. The athletic forward then muscled toward the hoop for the winning basket, which was confirmed by a video review by the officials. Joakim Noah had 17 points, 21 rebounds and six assists for Chicago (20-20), which has won eight of 10 to get back to .500 for the first time since Nov. 27. D.J. Augustin had a season-high 27 points, and Jimmy Butler finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Nick Young had 31 points for the Lakers (16-26), including a tying baseline jumper with 6 seconds left in overtime. The streaky sub also made three free throws with 4.1 seconds left in regulation, tying it at 93. The Lakers scored the first five points in overtime, but Augustin led the Bulls right back. After Gibson made ...
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Are Houston Rockets Beginning to Fly Under the Radar?
Bleacher Report - about 3 years
After signing Dwight Howard to a max-level contract this past summer, the Houston Rockets have been subject to an overwhelmingly high level of hype. Signs of their vincibility have tempered the championship chorus, but did we get sick of their story before it got interesting? Are the Rockets now sneaky title contenders? The fact of the matter is that there is no true top banana in the congested competition of the Western Conference. Whoever advances to the NBA Finals will be, above all, the beneficiary of favorable matchups in seven-game series. The conference’s seeding hasn’t even been consistent, as teams No. 4 through No. 8 are separated by only four games in the standings. If the playoffs began at this moment, the Rockets would square off against the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round and the San Antonio Spurs if they advanced. Both teams are beatable (especially by Houston). If the right injuries occur, so are the Oklahoma City Thunder, Golden State Warriors… so is ...
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Knicks Beat Heat 102-92 With J.R. Smith Benched (VIDEO/PHOTOS)
Huffington Post Sports - about 3 years
NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points, Andrea Bargnani had 19, and the New York Knicks beat the Miami Heat 102-92 on Thursday night for their season-high third straight victory. Raymond Felton had 13 points and 14 assists for the Knicks, who seized control with a 16-2 run spanning the third and fourth quarters and beat the Heat for the fourth time in five meetings over the last two seasons. New York was second to Miami in the Eastern Conference last season when it won the series 3-1, but there was little reason to suggest the Knicks were ready to compete with the NBA champions this season. New York is only 13-22, though it has won four of five in 2014. With Tyson Chandler out sick and J.R. Smith stuck on the bench as an apparent punishment, Amare Stoudemire contributed 14 points and 11 rebounds off the bench. LeBron James scored 32 points for the Heat, who played without injured starters Mario Chalmers and Shane Battier and didn't get much from Chris Bosh, who was held ...
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You Thought These NBA Teams Were Bad, But No, It's Worse
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
The NBA season is still very young, and some teams are out to a great start, while others have stumbled and show no signs of getting back on their feet. Indeed, the Eastern Conference in particular seems to have tripped over its own shoelaces. Boston's Big Problems Rookie head coach Brad Stevens walked into a buzz saw. The Celtics are in full rebuilding mode. They aren't exactly tanking, but then again, rookie Kelly Olynyk is averaging 23 minutes a night alongside Jared Sullinger and the trigger-happy Jordan Crawford (both also averaging 20-plus minutes). Jeff Green is the team's go-to option, and Jeff Green is not a go-to option in the NBA. Point guard Rajon Rondo continues to rehab his ACL amid trade rumors. (Getty Images) The real question is if, and when, All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo will play this season. Rondo, who tore his ACL in January, is the team's best asset. Recent rumors suggest he may be used as trade bait for Iman Shumpert. On the one hand, Rondo i ...
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Carmelo Anthony And The Knicks' Early Season Struggles A Sign Of Things To Come
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Even a casual fan could have told you that no one expected the New York Knicks to be contenders this season. And yet their demise so early in the season at 2-4 has become so spectacular that it's hard to take your eyes off it. What has gone wrong? Carmelo Anthony and the 2-4 Knicks have predictably stumbled out of the gate. (Getty Images) It's no surprise that Carmelo Anthony, for all his scoring prowess as one of the league's most versatile power forwards, is shooting just 41 percent from the floor and 32 percent from three. We know who Carmelo is: A terrific scorer who turns the ball over a ton and continues to be a defensive matador. But the roster is so inherently flawed that it makes one wonder if the team is being purposefully sabotaged. Amar'e Stoudemire is no longer a starting-caliber player in this league. The same can be said of Kenyon Martin, who is effective as a grinder in four-minute stints, but not much else. J.R. Smith is a talented, high-volume scorer who c ...
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NY Knicks' Tyson Chandler Appointed Newest UNICEF Ambassador
Yahoo News - over 3 years
Chandler to light the UNICEF Snowflake this Friday on 57th Street and Fifth Avenue to help raise awareness for children and families in Philippines affected by Typhoon Haiyan NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Fund for UNICEF today announced that NY Knicks' Tyson Chandler is the newest UNICEF Ambassador. Chandler—the first American NBA player to be named a UNICEF Ambassador—will fundraise, educate and advocate on behalf of vulnerable children around the world. In his first role as UNICEF Ambassador, Chandler will light the UNICEF Snowflake this Friday on 57th Street and Fifth Avenue in New York City.
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Knicks spoil Ewing's coaching debut
Yahoo News - over 3 years
Former Knicks great Patrick Ewing didn't get the head coaching debut he hoped for as he took over the Charlotte Bobcats in place of ailing Steve Clifford in a 101-91 lose to his old team. "It is strange," Ewing, Clifford's associate coach, said of getting his first head coaching chance because of Clifford's illness. Carmelo Anthony had 28 points, eight rebounds and six assists, while Andrea Bargnani added 25 points and eight rebounds for New York, who are without starting center and defensive stalwart Tyson Chandler. The Knicks, who snapped a three-game losing streak, led by as many as 18 points in the third quarter before the Bobcats closed the gap to 10.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tyson Chandler
  • 2016
    On January 21, 2016, he recorded 8 points and a season-high 20 rebounds in a loss to the San Antonio Spurs.
    More Details Hide Details Two days later, in a 98–95 win over the Atlanta Hawks, Chandler tied a Suns record with 27 rebounds, including 17 in the first half, and also had 13 points and a season-high five assists. His 27 rebounds equaled the record total set by Paul Silas in 1971, and his 13 offensive boards set a franchise record, surpassing totals set by both Charles Barkley and Curtis Perry. Chandler also became the first Suns player in franchise history to record consecutive 20-rebound games. On March 9, in a loss to the New York Knicks, he became the 50th player in NBA history to reach 9,000 career rebounds. On April 3, he recorded a season-high 21 points and 18 rebounds in a 101–86 loss to the Utah Jazz. He tied that season high four days later, recording 21 points and 10 rebounds in a 124–115 win over the Houston Rockets. Chandler missed the Suns' final two games of the season due to a concussion.
  • 2015
    On July 9, 2015, Chandler signed a four-year, $52 million deal with the Phoenix Suns.
    More Details Hide Details He made his debut for the Suns in the team's season opener against his former team the Dallas Mavericks on October 28, recording 3 points and 6 rebounds in a 111–95 loss. He appeared in 15 of the team's first 16 games before missing eight straight games with a hamstring injury. On December 13, he returned to action for the Suns, coming off the bench against the Minnesota Timberwolves and recording three points and four rebounds in 23 minutes.
  • 2014
    Chandler managed 75 games for the Mavericks in 2014–15, the most since his 2007–08 campaign.
    More Details Hide Details Batting through his 14th professional season, Chandler showed that he still had plenty left in the tank as he recorded 31 double-doubles. He also held his own while matched up against Dwight Howard during the first round of the playoffs, averaging 10.2 points and 10.8 rebounds inside during the five match-ups against the Houston Rockets, a series the Mavericks lost 4–1.
    In his first game back with Dallas on October 29 in the 2014–15 season opener, Chandler recorded 8 points and 10 rebounds in a loss to the San Antonio Spurs.
    More Details Hide Details In February 2015, he was reunited with former Knicks teammate Amar'e Stoudemire.
    On June 25, 2014, Chandler, along with Raymond Felton, was traded to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for Shane Larkin, Wayne Ellington, José Calderón, Samuel Dalembert, and two second round picks in the 2014 NBA draft.
    More Details Hide Details The move reunited Chandler with teammates Dirk Nowitzki, and later J. J. Barea, as well as coach Rick Carlisle, who were all part of the Mavericks title team in the 2010–11 NBA season.
  • 2013
    On November 5, 2013, he suffered a right fibula fracture during a 97-102 loss to the Charlotte Bobcats.
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    On February 27, 2013, Chandler recorded a career-high 28 rebounds, including 13 in the first quarter, in a 109–105 victory over the Golden State Warriors.
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    Chandler had 7 points and 8 rebounds at the 2013 NBA All-Star Game.
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  • 2012
    During the 2012–13 season, Chandler was named a reserve for the 2013 NBA All-Star Game.
    More Details Hide Details It was the first All-Star selection of his career. In February, Chandler recorded 20 rebounds in three straight games, becoming the first Knick to do so since Willis Reed in December 1969.
    In May 2012, Chandler was named second team All-Defensive behind Ibaka and Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic, who made first-team All-Defensive.
    More Details Hide Details Although Chandler was voted Defensive Player of the Year by the press, the All-Defensive Team is chosen by the league's 30 head coaches (who cannot vote for their own players). And while his 13 first-team votes and 36 overall points were more than the totals for first-team selections Tony Allen of the Memphis Grizzlies and Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers, Howard received 41 points with 16 first-team votes, and only one center can be named to the team.
    He won the 2012 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award with 45 first place votes and 311 points overall, ahead of Serge Ibaka of the Oklahoma City Thunder with 41 first place votes and 294 votes, and became the first ever Knick to win the award.
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  • 2011
    On Opening Day, Christmas 2011, Chandler finished with 7 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 6 blocks in a 106–104 win over the Boston Celtics.
    More Details Hide Details Chandler finished the regular season with a 67.9% field goal percentage, the third highest in NBA history, exceeded only by Wilt Chamberlain in 1967 (68.26%) and 1973 (72.7%).
    On December 9, 2011, Chandler announced that he agreed to terms on a four-year contract with the New York Knicks worth $58 million.
    More Details Hide Details He was officially acquired by the Knicks in a three-team sign-and-trade.
    As starting center for Dallas, he played an integral role in the franchise's first NBA championship in 2011.
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  • 2010
    Chandler was a member of the United States team at the 2010 FIBA World Championship, a team that finished 9–0 in the tournament and won the gold medal, the USA's first world championship since 1994.
    More Details Hide Details He played in all nine World Championship games as a backup center, averaged 2.6 ppg and 2.7 rpg, shot 64.3 percent from the field, and blocked five shots. Chandler was chosen to play for the United States team in the 2012 London Summer Olympics, and was named the team's starting center. The United States team finished undefeated in the tournament and won the gold medal over Spain with a 107–100 victory. Chandler played 9 minutes, and made 1 of 2 shots from the field. He ended the game with two points, which were the first points scored during the game. Until the age of 10, Chandler grew up with his grandfather on a farm in central California.
    On July 13, 2010, Chandler was traded to the Dallas Mavericks, along with Alexis Ajinça, in exchange for Matt Carroll, Erick Dampier and Eduardo Nájera.
    More Details Hide Details Chandler was expected to shine next to all-stars Dirk Nowitzki and point guard Jason Kidd. Chandler quickly became a fan-favorite in Dallas because of his defensive efforts and athleticism on both ends of the floor. He was credited with making the Mavericks "tough" and anchoring the defense with his hustle and intensity. The Mavericks went 57–25, earning the third seed in the western conference. They defeated a deep Portland Trail Blazers team in six games, swept defending champions Kobe Bryant-led Los Angeles Lakers, and defeated Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook-led Oklahoma City Thunder in five games. The Mavericks went into the NBA Finals as an underdog, facing the Miami Heat and their "Big Three" of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. Chandler was instrumental in the series, defensively stopping LeBron James' and Dwyane Wade's penetration to the rim. Chandler was forced to play major minutes because of an injury to backup center Brendan Haywood and the inexperience of Ian Mahinmi. In game 4, Chandler recorded 13 points and 16 rebounds, in the pivotal game 5 Chandler recorded 13 points and 7 rebounds and in the decisive game 6, Chandler recorded 5 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks, helping the Mavericks win their first championship. For his defensive efforts throughout regular season, Chandler was selected to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team.
    He was also a member of the United States men's national basketball team's gold medal runs in the 2010 FIBA World Championship and the 2012 Summer Olympics.
    More Details Hide Details He plays the center position. Chandler was born to Frank Chandler and Vernie Threadgill, though he did not meet his father Frank until later in his life. He grew up in a family farm in Hanford, California, just south of Fresno, California. Chandler began playing basketball at the age of three years on a basket Chandler's grandfather, Cleotis, fixed on a tree. Chandler grew up doing farm work such as milking cows, slopping pigs, and cultivating crops. At the age of nine years, Chandler and his mother moved to San Bernardino, California; he was already nearly six feet tall. As a child, Chandler was teased because of his height; children on his school basketball team joked that he was older than he really was, and that he had been left back several times in school.
  • 2009
    Chandler struggled with injuries in 2009–10, missing more than a month with a stress fracture in his left foot.
    More Details Hide Details Chandler still helped the Bobcats win 44 games and earn their first-ever postseason berth. The Bobcats, led by Gerald Wallace and Stephen Jackson, made it to the playoffs as the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference, and went up against the Orlando Magic. Chandler had the task of defending Dwight Howard. Chandler limited Howard to 9 points and 9 rebounds per game, both below his season and career averages. The Bobcats were, however, swept in their first trip to the playoffs with their Bobcats moniker.
    On July 28, 2009, he was traded to the Charlotte Bobcats in exchange for Emeka Okafor.
    More Details Hide Details Chandler joined a Bobcats team that had never made the playoffs in their young history.
    On February 17, 2009, Chandler was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Chris Wilcox, Joe Smith and the rights to DeVon Hardin.
    More Details Hide Details However, he failed the physical because of a toe injury, and one day later, the Thunder announced that they rescinded the trade. Coincidentally, the doctor in Oklahoma City who failed Chandler on the physical was the same doctor who had performed corrective surgery on the toe two years earlier.
  • 2007
    His defense, rebounding and the ability to connect with Chris Paul on the Crescent City Connection (Name for their alleyoop pass) allowed the Hornets to claim the 2007–08 Southwest division for the first time ever with 56 wins.
    More Details Hide Details Chandler played well in the playoffs and defended Tim Duncan valiantly but in the end the Hornets lost a heartbreaking Game 7 where Chandler limited Duncan to 5–17 shooting. In 197 regular season games with the Hornets franchise, Chandler averaged 10.2 ppg, 11.3 rpg and 1.4 bpg, while shooting 61.1% from the field.
  • 2006
    In his first year in New Orleans (back when the team was facing uncertainty of whether they were coming back to New Orleans or were moving to Oklahoma City), Chandler had a breakout season in 2006–2007, averaging 9.5 ppg and 12.4 rpg to go with 1.8 bpg.
    More Details Hide Details Chandler followed that up with an even better season for New Orleans where he put up 11.7 points and 11.8 rebounds a game and led the league in offensive rebounding.
    On July 5, 2006, the Bulls and the Hornets verbally agreed to a trade that would send Chandler to the New Orleans Hornets in exchange for J. R. Smith and P.J. Brown.
    More Details Hide Details The deal was finalized the following week.
  • 2005
    Chandler and his wife Kimberly were married in 2005.
    More Details Hide Details They have three children. Chandler and his wife organized a charity to help New Orleans families who suffered from Hurricane Katrina. The charity helped purchase "small things" (as Chandler said) for the families' homes: TVs, stoves, microwaves, refrigerators, pots, pans etc. The wives of Chandler's teammates helped in the efforts. His paternal grandmother is of German descent. He was the subject of a limited edition 100 copy zine titled "Tyson Chandler". The zine was created in fall 2011 by Camilla Venturini and the photographer Ari Marcopoulos, and was the subject of a lengthy article in the Wall Street Journal. His sister, Erica, plays basketball at Pepperdine University. He has three brothers: Terrell, Tervon, and Ryan.
    Due in part to his sub-par playoff performance and the Bulls' signing of four-time Defensive Player of the Year Ben Wallace in the off-season after the 2005–2006 season, Bulls GM John Paxson began to consider moving Chandler.
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    During the 2005–2006 season, Chandler's biggest impact was on defense, but he struggled again with foul problems and averaged only 5.3 points per game.
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  • 2004
    With Curry's departure after the 2004–05 season, Chandler became the last member of the Bulls left from the Jerry Krause era.
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    Chandler also played a major role in the Bulls' playoff run in the 2004–05 season.
    More Details Hide Details Finding a role as a fourth-quarter defensive specialist, with notable game-saving blocks against stars like Paul Pierce and Carmelo Anthony, he was rewarded with a long-term deal to remain with the Chicago Bulls for the next six years, reportedly worth close to $63 million.
  • 2003
    In Chandler's case, back problems were a recurring issue throughout his career, particularly during the 2003–04 season.
    More Details Hide Details During the early part of his career, Chandler feuded with Brendan Haywood of the Washington Wizards and Amar'e Stoudemire of the Phoenix Suns. Later, although the feuds became less frequent, Chandler struggled with foul trouble, which limited his playing time.
  • 2001
    Chandler then declared for the 2001 NBA draft as a prep-to-pro.
    More Details Hide Details Tyson Chandler was selected 2nd overall by the Los Angeles Clippers, who immediately traded his rights to the Chicago Bulls for former NBA Rookie of the Year Award recipient Elton Brand. The Bulls intended to pair Chandler with fellow high school phenomenon Eddy Curry in the front court. However, while both players had stretches of success during their time with the Bulls, they rarely coincided.
    Chandler was the second overall pick of the 2001 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Clippers, then was immediately traded to the Chicago Bulls.
    More Details Hide Details He has also played for the New Orleans Hornets, Charlotte Bobcats, and New York Knicks.
  • 1982
    Born on October 2, 1982.
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