Wilson Chandler’s Chinese Team Makes Offer to Tyson Chandler

by November 20, 2011

Tyson Chandler is the latest NBA name to get a big-time offer from a Chinese team, this time from the Zhejiang Guangsha Lions, who already have Nuggets’ forward Wilson Chandler on their roster. The Mavs’ big man is apparently beginning to consider an international move as the lockout drags on, despite being one of this offseason’s top free agents-to-be. ESPN Dallas has the details: “One NBA star named Chandler is not enough for the Zhejiang Guangsha Lions in China. Having already signed Denver Nuggets restricted free agent Wilson Chandler, Zhejiang Guangsha has extended an offer to Dallas Mavericks free-agent center Tyson Chandler, according to sources with knowledge of the talks. Teams in China are permitted, under new league rules enacted for this season, to sign NBA free agents. Chinese teams likewise can’t offer in-season outs to return to the NBA, meaning any player who signs there is obligated to stay there until the end of the Chinese season in March.”