Wednesday, February 18th, 2009 at 11:07 pm  |  42 responses

Breaking: Not So Fast, Tyson Chandler…

by Lang Whitaker

Just got word that Tyson Chandler will not become a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder after all — dude failed his physical. The Hornets say they’re welcoming Chandler with open arms, though they were trading him to shed money to begin with.

In related news, Hornets owner George Shinn will be having a garage sale down on Poydras Street this weekend. Everything must go!

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  • Sarah

    This is a joke, right? Bad dream? What the hell…

  • rob

    no i jus saw this on nba tv im happy now cp can lob again! :)

  • http://blogs.myspace.com/theoriginadro Witness

    wtf? i cant believe this.

  • Jess

    just got word on twitter and checked here…this is messed up.

  • http://www.nba.com iLL wiLL

    Good. I was really hoping CP3 and Tyson could stay together. No homo. Tyson’s got a bad ankle and this season is pretty much a write-off.

  • thesubwayconnection

    Wow. That’s awkward.

  • Jason

    he failed due to his ankle?

  • http://docfunk.blogspot.com Doc Funk

    “So Chris, I see you moved your XBox 360 into my locker… nah, man go ahead. I’ll change in the hallway. We cool, right?”

  • rob

    if i were the hornets i would add a second round pick and replace davon hardins rights with dj white who hails from indiana and was second fiddle to e gordon thts if they really want to keep trading chandler. they better hurry and decide they play LA on friday dont anger cp…

  • a_whiteman

    Didn’t joe smith play tonight???

  • http://web.mac.com/roaringred bbaby

    It didn’t look like the Hornets needed him tonight.

  • Blinguo

    The Thunder just helped NOH, tremendously? Maybe. He’s no Marcus Camby in both this injury veto and defensively, but he’s still a C you can’t just buy/trade/get for a Joe Smith and Wilcox everyday.

  • http://www.sprint.com/sero dma

    UH OH.

  • http://www.myspace.com/krisholliemakingmoney Dang I’m Nice!!!

    LOLLL wow this is too hilarious!!!

  • http:www.myspace.com/linkstigatorkevin Kevin Wilson

    Whiteman, Smith didn’t play. Players never join their new teams until all members pass physicals. I believe that’s in the CBA. Anyway, here’s the box score, no Joe.


  • cneww

    the guys commentating the blazer game tonight said he had a bigger injury that no one knew about besides the hornets

  • wilz

    i think the hornets will be glad this happened when all is said and done

  • wilz

    ill will is on slamonline!

  • Blinguo

    He needs to hit Stojakavic’s Good Feet store hookup.

  • Tommy Vercetti

    Well isn’t this awkward.

  • http://nba.com tealish

    It’s possible to intentionally fail a physical, right?

  • http://thesportsdiaryonline.blogspot.com Roy

    Maybe Tyson Chandler purposely failed his physical…

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    The weirdest part, according to ESPN, is that the doctor who failed him for his toe problem is the one who performed the surgery on him.

  • Rob

    i would love to see a tyson chandler, james posey trade for chris bosh. wouldnt tht be great?

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    Every single player in the NBA on the trading block just got a crazy idea…

  • Ka

    You know things are bad when OKC is turning you down . . .

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose


  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    This changes…….NOTHING!

  • matt the jazz fan

    if the hornets were a bit better, or the rest of the west (and celts and cavs) a bit worse, then this would have obvious parallels with sean elliott and the spurs right before their first title

  • Kadavour

    this just means that he has a much worse injury problem than the Hornets let on. I doubt it was anything he could intentionally fake.

  • riggs

    kevin durant: :(

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    That was such a coup for OKC!

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    Lying-a$$ owner, you didn’t trade TC for depth lol

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  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Are they offering the Honeybees?

  • http://sportcetera.blogspot.com/ LeoneL

    chris wilcox: there goes my 30 minutes per game…

  • Cizzo

    Why even print that article why even respond to this for what????

  • http://www.ojhoops.blogspot.com the baconator

    Isn’t this every GM’s worst nightmare? “Hey, sorry we tried to trade in a giant salary dump! Still looking forward to playing this Friday?”

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Embrace the martian…..

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  • jen

    i don’t think okc turned him down. i think cp piped up and let george shinn know he wasn’t happy with the scenario and the “turf toe” bit was a coverup. turf toe. riiiiiight…..

  • http://pba.com hbk

    tyson doest like to play to oklahoma that is the reason