TAG: Tyson Chandler

NBA / Apr 11, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Why The Knicks Are Better Off If Carmelo Leaves

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

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

Tyson Chandler, Kevin Love (Rob Schumacher/USA TODAY Sports)

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

Tyson Chandler (Brad Rempel/USA TODAY Sports)

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 »

NBA / Feb 27, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Dime Q&A: Tyson Chandler On The Struggling Knicks & His NBA Mount Rushmore

Tyson Chandler

Tyson Chandler (David Manning/USA TODAY Sports)

Despite facing team adversity through much of the season, New York Knicks former All-Star center Tyson Chandler remains positive. After landing in Miami on Wednesday night for the team’s matchup against the Heat on Thursday, Chandler took the time to speak with Dime about a wide-range of subjects, including his involvement with the Skylanders: SWAP Force video game, to his interest in art and love of his family and of course, to issues in the Knicks’ locker room. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 19, 2014 / 11:00 am

Video: Marc Gasol No-Look Wrap-Around To Z-Bo

Marc Gasol, Tyson Chandler, Zach Randolph

Marc Gasol, Tyson Chandler, Zach Randolph (Justin Ford/USA TODAY Sports)

The Grizzlies defeated the visiting Knicks last night, 98-93, and it was a close game between two teams that need to turn things around in the second half of the season if they’re going to have any chance of making the playoffs this year. The Grizzlies have answered the call to improve, recently, going 15-4 since Marc Gasol returned from a sprained MCL. The 2013 DPOY showed off more than just his defensive acumen against the Knicks, though. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Feb 7, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Report: Owner James Dolan & Carmelo Anthony Meet To Discuss Knicks Coach

Mike Woodson, Carmelo Anthony

Mike Woodson, Carmelo Anthony (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

This isn’t good news for Knicks coach Mike Woodson. After a week of speculation Woody could be terminated this time next week, a source tells the New York Daily News, Knicks owner James Dolan met with Carmelo Anthony and another player following their loss Wednesday night to the Blazers. The meeting was to discuss the state of the team and whether a coaching change might be in order. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 28, 2014 / 10:13 pm

Video: J.R. Smith Lobs For Stretching Tyson Chandler Slam

Tyson Chandler

Tyson Chandler (Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports)

Knicks center Tyson Chandler showed off his impressive length to the Madison Square Garden crowd on Tuesday night. After saving the ball from going out of bounds at the other end, Chandler trailed down the middle of the court and arrived just in time to connect on the slick lob from J.R. Smith. Read More »

NBA / Jan 24, 2014 / 4:46 pm

J.R. Smith Says Defense Is “Not Really My Area of Expertise”

Matt Barnes, J.R. Smith

Matt Barnes, J.R. Smith (Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports)

The Knicks enter tonight’s game against the visiting Bobcats having lost five straight games with an overall mark of 15-27. They’re, well, a bad basketball team. Most everyone understands this, including the Knicks themselves. The most glaring issue — out of many — concerns their 27th-ranked defense. When the New York Post‘s Marc Berman asked the dizzyingly out-of-touch J.R. Smith whether it was coach Mike Woodson‘s defensive scheme which was the primary culprit for their their bottom-feeding inability to prevent buckets, he answered as only J.R. can. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 20, 2014 / 9:20 pm

Tyson Chandler Criticizes Knicks’ Defense, ‘Melo Just Shakes His Head

Andrei Kirilenko, Carmelo Anthony

Andrei Kirilenko, Carmelo Anthony (Jim O’Connor/USA TODAY Sports)

The Knicks got embarrassed at home against the worst possible opponent on Monday night. The final score, 102-80, shows a 22-point blowout for cross-town rival, Brooklyn, but their domination extended throughout the game. After taking an eleven-point lead into the second quarter, the Nets didn’t let up, and the Knicks didn’t make it very hard for them, either. Much to the chagrin of center Tyson Chandler and star Carmelo Anthony, New York’s defense continues to show glaring holes. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 18, 2014 / 12:15 am

Video: Blake Griffin Overpowers Chandler Then Stares Down Spike Lee

Blake Griffin, Carmelo Anthony

Blake Griffin, Carmelo Anthony (Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports)

There are a lot of Blake Griffin haters. Everyone talks about how he’s soft, and when people rough him up — ahem, Z-Bo — he folds. But the All-Star and former Rookie of the Year appears ready to shed that perception at the soonest possible opportunity. Tonight, in a dominating win over the Knicks, Blake even gave Spike Lee the 1000 yard stare. Read More »