Tyson Chandler on the Block?

by February 09, 2009

With the trade deadline approaching, Tyson’s name is increasingly findting itself in the rumor pages: “Chandler has been rumored in possible trades since December, when Sports Illustrated mentioned Chandler in a possible exchange for the Detroit Pistons’ Rasheed Wallace. The latest rumor has Chandler going to the Miami Heat in exchange for power forward Shawn Marion, whose $17.1 million contract expires at the end of this season. ‘He (Chandler) is in my plans as far as I’m concerned,’ Hornets Coach Byron Scott said. ‘I think, obviously, he hasn’t had the season that we expected, but I think a lot of that is due to some of the injuries he’s had. I think Tyson is one of our core guys. But I’ll say it again, almost anybody in this league, if the right deal comes, I think both teams would probably pull the trigger. But right now, as far as I’m concerned, he’s here.'”