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It’s been a familiar refrain from a handful of front-office types during the first few days of the NBA’s gradual return to offseason normalcy: Denver’s Arron Afflalo is a popular choice when you ask execs to pinpoint the most attractive free agent outside of the big men.
Afflalo’s Denver teammate Nene, Dallas Mavericks center Tyson Chandler, New Orleans Hornets forward David West and Memphis Grizzlies restricted free agent Marc Gasol are universally seen as the most coveted players on the open market.
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Tyson Chandler is a free agent, and the defending champion Mavericks may let him walk because of salary cap reasons.
Tyson Chandler had a pretty good season with the Dallas Mavericks. Beyond his numbers (above his career averages in most major categories), he had an intangible impact on the Mavs that caused Rick Carlisle to say
“I don’t need to overstate his importance. We’ll do everything possible to [re-sign him]. Tyson Chandler changed our season on a lot of levels. It wasn’t just...
Toronto Raptors President and General Manager Bryan Colangelo is apparently a player in the Tyson Chandler, Marc Gasol, and Nene sweepstakes at the moment. He doesn't want to eventually sign all three of them though, just one. He is also reportedly serious in the fact that he thinks he might actually be able to lure one of these guys to Toronto too, and that most people won...
As the NBA lockout moved closer to an official end Wednesday the Grizzlies began their attempt to forge a new beginning with center Marc Gasol.
ESPN.com reports that there’s a high amount of skepticism around the league regarding Marc Gasol‘s availability in restricted free agency outside of Memphis. In short, the Grizzlies have every intention of matching any offer for the young stud center. Gasol is not the biggest name on the Grizzlies, with Zach Randolph, Rudy Gay, Mike Conley,…
With the official end of the NBA lockout near, some 400-plus players are eager to get back to work. Two-time All-Star and longtime New Orleans forward David West might top that list, having missed out on the Hornets' playoff run with a late-March injury that required surgery and six months of rehabilition.
Tyson Chandler was a big reason why the Dallas Mavericks won their first NBA championship last season. On the first day that agents were allowed to talk to teams, Chandler apparently didn’t like what the Mavs had to say.
Said Chandler to ESPN: “I really think I’m going to be on a new team come training camp. I’m really taking a hard look at all of my options, trying to see...
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by Marcel Mutoni / @marcel_mutoni
From Tyson Chandler’s point of view, he will not get a chance to help the Dallas Mavericks defend their NBA championship.
The free agent center is convinced he’ll be playing for an other team by the time the season kicks off.
Chandler doesn’t foresee a long-term deal of his liking coming from Mark Cuban, and expects to sign with another squad...
The NBA’s signing period begins on Dec. 9. Until then teams will be frantically courting players to fill holes on their rosters ahead of the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season.
With an expected $58 million salary cap forthcoming in the new collective bargaining agreement and a relatively unspectacular class of free agents from which to choose, NBA teams will spend the next week...