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Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 at 11:30 am  |  7 responses

Wilson Chandler Interested in Re-Joining the Knicks?

According to the NY Post, restricted free-agent-to-be Wilson Chandler would love to once again play at MSG: “Chandler, who was dispatched to Denver in the Carmelo Anthony trade, will be a restricted free agent, and a source said he would love to return to the Knicks. And the Knicks would love to have him back, as coach Mike D’Antoni believes he’s the perfect versatile fit for his system who does so many things, including rebound. Chandler’s Nuggets trail Oklahoma City 3-1 in the first round. Chandler’s new agent is Happy Walters, who also represents Amar’e Stoudemire and Knicks surprise reserve standout Shawne Williams, also a free agent whom the Knicks would like to bring back. The question is how to get Chandler back. A sign-and-trade with Denver is possible, since the Nuggets once liked rookie Landry Fields, who had a terrible playoffs. Fields did not feel comfortable playing with Anthony, but he thrived with the Nuggets’ Danilo Gallinari, Raymond Felton and Timofey Mozgov. The Knicks also could go under the salary cap if they decide to buy out Chauncey Billups by Friday. If they bring Billups back, the Knicks could also sign Chandler to the mid-level exception on a long-term deal, if Chandler is willing to take less money to play in New York. The sense is he’s not thrilled with the Rocky Mountains and was despondent in his final weeks as a Knick with rumors he was bound for Denver.”

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  • RunNGun

    It’s as I’ve always said… everyone wants to play for the KNiCKS. Chandler makes a good 7-8th man off the bench. Make it happen Walsh.

  • Ali

    SMH…No class. These coaches and player have no boundries anymore. It’s a damn shame. Your on a team playing their hearts out to survive a 7 game series and your talking about the NYK. Who just got swept! These comments are best suited for after your season is over, and when you are actually a free agent, until then STFU.

  • Jay

    Ali, can you read? “a source said he would love to return to the Knicks.” Chandler never said anything. He’s focused on playing basketball.

  • max

    YES! I sure hope he comes back. before he was traded, he was in the running for 6th man of the year, and he averaged almost 17 a game off the bench. arguably the knicks 2nd best player before he went to denver. if i was walsh, i’d buy out billups to get under the cap to sign chandler. after watching him ball for 3 years, the man is a matchup nightmare.

  • Taylor

    “the Knicks could also sign Chandler to the mid-level exception on a long-term deal, if Chandler is willing to take less money to play in New York”

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but since he’s restricted, isn’t it up to Denver whether or not they want to keep him? If Wil signs an offer sheet from NYK, the Nuggs could match and keep him.

  • CONEY ISLANDER

    I would LOVE to have ill Will back! GET ON IT WALSH!

  • http://www.slamonline.com c_cantrell

    I like this actually. Dude is a great fit for the Knicks.

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