Tyson Chandler

Tyson Chandler (PHX)  “Tice” nike

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PHXCenter: 7’1, 240 lbs; 17th year, Dominguez HS (CA) 

NBA Role: veteran rim protector • Salty DOG

For anyone who’s watched the entirety of Tyson Chandler’s career, you may agree with me on this: it’s amazing what he’s accomplished after shaking an early (unfair) ‘bust’ label; struggled to adjust as a straight outta-Dominguez Hills HS-draftee but worked on his game, stuck w/ it & perfected his raw, defensive traits; an untapped center w/ an abundance of potential offensively*, Chandler’s fortune turned around in New Orleans, where Chris Paul (LAC) helped turn him into a premiere oop-catcher/catch & finish guy – all the while, Chandler continued to put on as a rebounder & rim protector; earned an NBA Championship (2011), Defensive Player of the Year trophy (2012), Olympic Gold Medal (2012) & All-Star appearance (2013) through elite play as a defender (versatile PnR switch & closeout guy, while also locking down the paint), got better every season; great screen setter, however illegal they may be – Tyson does a clever job of sticking his hip out at the exact moment he connects w/ the defender; in 2017, Tyson turned back the clock a bit – top 10 rebounder in the league; next career step: transitioning to backup C? – could prolong career, result in another title shot

*Chris Paul pretty much molded Tyson into a catch & finish guy – his back to the basket game or 15-foot J never came into fruition but it didn’t matter

DOG Status: Salty DOG

Signature Slam: two-handed, alley-oop flush

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 74


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Career: 8.7 points/game, 9.4 rebounds/game, 59% FG

NBA Champion (2011) LOB

Defensive Player of the Year (2012)

Olympic Gold Medalist (2012)

NBA All-Star (2013)

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