Tyson Chandler Trade Rumors: Latest News, Speculation Surrounding Suns Center

January 7th, 2017 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »

Tyson Chandler hasn't quite meshed with the Phoenix Suns since he arrived prior to the 2015-16 season, and at least one team is reportedly monitoring the center's status in advance of the Feb. 23 trade deadline. 

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Portland Keeping an Eye on Chandler Saturday, Jan. 7 "Word is Portland, of late, has been tracking Tyson Chandler as a potential trade target, since the Phoenix center could certainly help the Blazers with their defensive issues," ESPN.com's Marc Stein reported. 

Stein added that Chandler "encouraged [Phoenix] to resist outside trade interest last summer."

However, it's hard to ignore how nice of a fit he would be for a Trail Blazers team that could use a tried-and-true shot-blocker like Chandler to stabilize a defense that ranks 28th in efficiency. Thirty-eight games into the 2016-17 campaign, the Blazers are allowing 109.8 points per 100 possessions. Only the Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets own more inferior marks. 

To date, opponents are shooting 1 percent worse than the league average inside of six feet when Chandl ...

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