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Tyson Chandler
Chandler with the Mavericks
No. 6 – New York Knicks
Center
Personal information
Born October 2, 1982 (1982-10-02) (age 36)
Hanford, California
Nationality American
High school Dominguez
Listed height 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
NBA Draft 2001 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers
Pro career 2001–present
Career history
2001–2006 Chicago Bulls
2006–2009 New Orleans Hornets
2009–2010 Charlotte Bobcats
2010–2011 Dallas Mavericks
2011–present New York Knicks
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Tyson Cleotis Chandler (born October 2, 1982) is an American professional basketball center. He currently plays for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association. Chandler was the second overall pick of the 2001 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. He was immediately traded to the Chicago Bulls. He has also played for the New Orleans Hornets, Charlotte Bobcats, and Dallas Mavericks. As starting center for Dallas, he helped win the franchise's first NBA championship in 2011. He was also a member of the United States men's national basketball team's gold medal run in the 2010 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Career transactions

  • June 27, 2001: Drafted 2nd overall by Los Angeles Clippers in 2001 NBA Draft.
  • June 27, 2001: Traded by L.A. Clippers along with Brian Skinner to the Chicago Bulls for Elton Brand.
  • July 14, 2006: Traded by Chicago to the New Orleans Hornets for P.J. Brown and J.R. Smith.
  • February 17, 2009: Traded by New Orleans to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Chris Wilcox, Joe Smith and the rights to DeVon Hardin.
  • February 18, 2009: The Oklahoma City Thunder stopped the trade for Tyson Chandler, because he failed to pass a physical.
  • July 28, 2009: The New Orleans Hornets traded Tyson Chandler to the Charlotte Bobcats in exchange for Emeka Okafor.
  • July 13, 2010: Traded by Charlotte along with Alexis Ajinça to the Dallas Mavericks for Matt Carroll, Erick Dampier and Eduardo Nájera.
  • December 9, 2011: Acquired by the New York Knicks in a three team trade

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