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Tyson Chandler
Tyson Chandler cropped.jpg
Charlotte Bobcats  – No. 6
Center
Born October 2, 1982 (1982-10-02) (age 27)
Hanford, California
Nationality American
Listed height 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
League NBA
Salary $11,700,000[1]
High school Dominguez High School
Draft 2nd overall, 2001
Los Angeles Clippers
Pro career 2001–present
Former teams Chicago Bulls (2001–2006)
New Orleans Hornets (2006–2009)
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Tyson Cleotis Chandler (born October 2, 1982 in Hanford, California) is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Bobcats of the NBA. He was also a member of the United States men's national basketball team. Standing 7'1", he plays at the center position.

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High school

Chandler attended Dominguez High School in Compton. He earned accolades from Parade Magazine and USA Today, and was selected to the McDonald's High School All-America Team. As a 6'11" freshman, he was profiled on current affairs TV program 60 Minutes. Chandler led Dominguez to a state championship before declaring as an early entry candidate in the 2001 NBA Draft.

Professional career

Tyson Chandler was selected 2nd overall by the Los Angeles Clippers, who immediately traded his rights to the Chicago Bulls for former NBA Rookie of the Year Award recipient Elton Brand. The Bulls intended to pair Chandler with fellow high school phenom Eddy Curry in the front court. However, while both players had stretches of success during their time with the Bulls, they rarely coincided. In Chandler's case, back problems were a recurring issue throughout his career, particularly during the 2003–04 season. His mental approach was an issue as well. During the early part of his career, Chandler feuded with Brendan Haywood of the Washington Wizards and Amar'e Stoudemire of the Phoenix Suns. Later, although the feuds became less frequent, Chandler struggled with foul trouble, which limited his playing time.

Chandler also played a major role in the resurgent Bulls' playoff run in the 2004–05 season. Finding a role as a fourth-quarter defensive specialist, with notable game-saving blocks against stars like Paul Pierce and Carmelo Anthony, he was rewarded with a long-term deal to remain with the Chicago Bulls for the next six years, reportedly worth close to $63 million. With Curry's departure after the 2004–05 season, Chandler became the last member of the Bulls left from the Jerry Krause era.

During the 2005–2006 season, Chandler's biggest impact was on defense, but he struggled with foul problems and averaged only 5.3 points per game. Due in part to his sub-par playoff performance and the Bulls' signing of four-time Defensive Player of the Year Ben Wallace in the off-season after the 2005–2006 season, Bulls GM John Paxson began to consider moving Chandler. On July 5, 2006, the Bulls and the Hornets verbally agreed to a trade that would send Chandler to the New Orleans Hornets in exchange for J.R. Smith and P.J. Brown.[2] The deal was finalized the following week. [3]

Chandler had his best NBA season in 2006–2007 where he averaged 9.5 ppg and 12.4 rpg to go with 1.8 bpg

Chandler followed that up with an even better season where he put up 11.7 points and 11.8 rebounds a game and led the league in offensive rebounding. His defense, rebounding and the ability to connect with Chris Paul on the Crescent City Connection (Name for their alleyoop pass) allowed the Hornets to claim the 2007–08 Southwest division for the first time ever with 56 wins. Chandler played well in the playoffs and defended Tim Duncan valiantly but in the end the Hornets lost a heartbreaking game 7 where Chandler limited Duncan to 5–17 shooting. Chandler was named to Team USA as the number 1 alternate to compete in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

On January 2, 2009, he was suspended one game for an altercation with Joel Przybilla.

On February 17, 2009, Chandler was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Chris Wilcox, Joe Smith and the rights to DeVon Hardin.[4] However, he failed the physical because of a toe injury and one day later, Thunder announced that they rescinded the trade.[5]

On July 28, 2009, he was traded to the Charlotte Bobcats in exchange for Emeka Okafor.[6]

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Career transactions

[4]

  • February 18, 2009: The Oklahoma City Thunder void their trade for Tyson Chandler, because he failed to pass a physical. [9]
  • July 28, 2009: The New Orleans Hornets traded Tyson Chandler to the Charlotte Bobcats in exchange for Emeka Okafor. [10]

Awards and honors

Personal life

Chandler and his wife, Kimberly, welcomed daughter Sacha-Marie on May 6, 2006, weighing in at 7 pounds, 14 ounces and on November 27, 2008 their second child, Tyson Chandler II, weighing 6 pounds. Chandler missed the game vs the Denver Nuggets, but the New Orleans Hornets managed to win 105–101. Tyson and his wife have decided on "Slim" and "Baby Tyson" for nicknames after being against "TJ" and "Junior".

He attended the same high school with Detroit Pistons forward Tayshaun Prince.

Tyson and his wife have put together a charity where they are helping New Orleans families that have suffered from Hurricane Katrina. They help buying some "small things" (as Chandler said) for their homes: TVs, stoves, microwaves, refrigerators, pots, pans etc. The wives of Tyson's teammates are helping them.[11]

NBA career statistics

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  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2001–02 Chicago 71 31 19.6 .497 .000 .604 4.8 .8 .4 1.3 6.1
2002–03 Chicago 75 68 24.4 .531 .000 .608 6.9 1.0 .5 1.4 9.2
2003–04 Chicago 35 8 22.3 .424 .000 .669 7.7 .7 .5 1.2 6.1
2004–05 Chicago 80 10 27.4 .494 .000 .673 9.7 .8 .9 1.8 8.0
2005–06 Chicago 79 50 26.8 .565 .000 .503 9.0 1.0 .5 1.3 5.3
2006–07 NO/Oklahoma City 73 73 34.6 .624 .000 .527 12.4 .9 .5 1.8 9.5
2007–08 New Orleans 79 79 35.2 .623 .000 .593 11.7 1.0 .6 1.1 11.8
2008–09 New Orleans 45 45 32.1 .565 .000 .579 8.7 .5 .3 1.2 8.8
Career 537 364 28.0 .556 .000 .599 9.0 .9 .5 1.4 8.2

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2004–05 Chicago 6 0 28.7 .475 .000 .696 9.7 1.3 .2 2.2 11.7
2005–06 Chicago 6 0 17.3 .667 .000 .300 4.5 .5 .3 .3 1.8
2007–08 New Orleans 12 12 34.3 .632 .000 .625 10.3 .4 .4 1.7 8.0
2008–09 New Orleans 4 4 23.5 .500 .000 .500 5.3 .5 .5 .2 3.8
Career 28 16 27.9 .571 .000 .615 8.2 .6 .4 1.3 6.9

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