Does Tyson Chandler Give The Dallas Mavericks a Championship Front Line?

July 13th, 2010 by Keith L. Leave a reply »
Just after the Utah Jazz snatched Al Jefferson away from Dallas, Mark Cuban and Donnie Nelson set their targets on Tyson Chandler after a botched trade to Toronto.

The important players Dallas lost were Erick Dampier, Cuban's most valuable trade piece, and Eddie Najera, two players who spent considerable time at center last year.

In comes Chandler, who just three years ago was a double double machine with the help of Chris Paul in New Orleans. However, Chandler has been extremely limited the past two years due to injuries.

Now the question is, does Chandler's presence give Dallas enough of a big man trio to seriously contend for a championship, or is he just here to fill space because he has a eight figure expiring contract for the pursuit of Paul?

My guess would be Dallas management believes Chandler can make a difference. But they won't hesitate to trade him if Chris Paul becomes available.

The difference that a healthy Chandler can make is enormous. Still on the right side of 30, he can be the player he was in New Orleans: an athletic monster, an opportunistic and hard-working rebounder, and a willing and competent def ...

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