TAG: Tyson Chandler

NBA / Oct 24, 2014 / 4:30 pm

The Top 20 Centers In The NBA Right Now

Marc Gasol, Joakim Noah

The true center is a dying position, but big men haven’t been completely scrapped in terms of their relevance and impact in the NBA. Despite being erased from the All-Star ballot two seasons ago, when you peruse a box score the position is still manned by someone — even if only in name.

The league has a laundry-list of talented big men, but we wanted to ascertain who might be the best at the center position, so we compiled a list of the best in the NBA today. What you will find here are the names of players manning the middle who are important to their teams based on both previous history/accolades and potential impact this coming season. Stats and analytics tell the story for some, while untapped talent and opportunity tell the story for others. It’s all relevant. Read More »

NBA / Sep 24, 2014 / 6:15 pm

Cuban On Tyson Chandler’s Longevity In Dallas: “I Learn From My Mistakes”

Tyson Chandler

The Dallas Mavericks came from nowhere to shock the NBA world and claim the Larry O’Brien Trophy in 2011. But their reign at the top of the league was as fleeting as their championship run was unexpected. With perhaps too big an eye on the future, Mark Cuban opted against bringing his only title team back together for another run. The most influential and hotly debated departure? Tyson Chandler, who just happens to have been traded back to Dallas in June. Read More »

Smack / Sep 20, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Tyson Chandler Strongly Refutes Knicks’ Hint That He Was Chemistry Problem

Tyson Chandler

If there’s one thing Phil Jackson’s first six months as president of the New York Knicks has clearly exhibited, it’s that the Zen Master’s mind tricks will be just as prevalent from the front office as they were on the sideline. Even before very publicly manipulating Carmelo Anthony into re-signing with New York for a hometown discount, Jackson had already used his notorious, unapologetic strategy to support the late June trade of Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton to the Dallas Mavericks. And though Jackson’s pointed comments came and went without much fanfare, Chandler – broadly lauded for his leadership abilities at every stop in his career – made it clear yesterday that he hasn’t forgotten them. Read More »

NBA / Sep 11, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Tyson Chandler Says He’s Better Now Than In 2011

Tyson Chandler

After the Dallas Mavericks shocked the Miami Heat in 2011 by capturing their first championship in franchise history, owner Mark Cuban decided to let their defensive bulwark, Tyson Chandler, walk. Chandler signed a four-year, $47 million sign-and-trade that sent him to the Knicks so Cuban could avoid the dreaded luxury tax payments as part of the 2011 CBA while plotting a final title run before Dirk Nowitzki retired. Cuban brought Chandler back this summer in the Jose Calderon swap, and the 2012 Defensive Player of the Year says he’s even better than in 2011. Read More »

2014 Free Agency / Aug 14, 2014 / 11:00 am

Mark Cuban On Mavs: “The Moves We Made Will Take Us To The Next Level”

Mark Cuban

The Dallas Mavericks were very busy this summer. They re-acquired Tyson Chandler in a trade with the Knicks, and were able to get Chandler Parsons to sign a three-year offer sheet that the Rockets declined to match. Where exactly they stand in the Western Conference is an interesting question. Owner Mark Cuban is confident that they’ve added enough basketball IQ to take them to the next level. Read More »

Latest News / Jun 25, 2014 / 5:45 pm

Update: Mavs And Knicks Complete Trade Involving Chandler, Felton, Calderon

Tyson Chandler

A sizable portion of Dallas Mavericks fans are still criticizing Mark Cuban and company for breaking up the 2011 NBA champions by signing and trading Tyson Chandler that summer. Three years later, it appears Dallas is trying to make up for its mistake. A report from ESPN says that the Mavericks have completed a trade with the New York Knicks that brings Chandler back to the Big D. Read More »

NBA, Smack, Twitter / Apr 29, 2014 / 4:00 pm

NBA Players React On Twitter To Donald Sterling’s Lifetime Ban

Donald Sterling

Earlier this afternoon in a live news conference, Adam Silver announced he has banned Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life and is fully committed to forcing him to sell his franchise. Read More »

NBA / Apr 11, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Why The Knicks Are Better Off If Carmelo Leaves

Carmelo Anthony

The New York Knicks have been the most disappointing team in the NBA this year, sitting in ninth place in the Eastern Conference at 33-45. Last season the Knicks finished second in the East, winning 54 games and reached the Eastern Conference Semifinals before falling to Indiana. However, a lot has changed in one season. Read More »

NBA, Smack, Twitter / Mar 7, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Kevin Love Says “F*** Him” In Response To Tyson Chandler’s Criticism Of His D

Tyson Chandler, Kevin Love

On Wednesday this week, the Knicks finally snapped a seven-game losing streak when they went into Minnesota and beat the ‘Wolves, 118-106. But at halftime of that game, Tyson Chandler informed a reporter Kevin LoveCan’t play D.” While many of our readers agreed with the sentiment, Love had some pretty harsh words when asked about it today. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Mar 6, 2014 / 12:20 am

Tyson Chandler Says Kevin Love “Can’t Play D”

Tyson Chandler

The New York Knicks went into halftime with a 65-55 lead on Wednesday night in Minnesota. Many of the Knicks haven’t been afraid to vocalize their thoughts throughout the crazy, chaotic environment known as the Knicks’ 2014 season. Tyson Chandler continued that tradition when he spoke his mind about Kevin Love during tonight’s halftime interview. Read More »