Tyson Chandler To Knicks Speculation Reaches Fever Pitch
Tyson Chandler, Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony.
Sound good, Knicks fans?
Ken Berger of CBSSports.com reported Thursday that New York has “emerged as the leader” to sign Chandler.
The Twitterverse then exploded.
Knicks fans, upset Dallas backers and NBA fans in between all wanted in on the discussion. Is Chandler really headed to New York? Would the Knicks then trade Amar’e to New Orleans for Chris Paul?
To make room for the 7-foot-1 center, Berger reported New York would trade point guard Chauncey Billups, or use the new amnesty clause on him, then find a suitor for Ronny Turiaff.
According to the New York Daily News, the Knicks are still on the verge of a four-year, $56 million agreement with the free agent. The Golden State Warriors were previously thought to be in the lead for Chandler with a reported four-year, $60 million offer.
And it seems Stoudemire will be staying put. The trade rumors were put to rest, at least temporarily, when the Hornets agreed to send Paul to Los Angeles on Thursday night. Though the NBA rejected the three-team deal involving CP3, the New York Post reports the Knicks still “realize Paul is headed elsewhere.”
Chandler averaged 10.1 points, 9.4 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game in 2010-11 for the NBA champion Mavericks.