Sure, he’s a defensive anchor in the middle, but at $14 million dollars plus, sitting on the bench for a quarter of the season isn’t exactly overly effective.
That said, the New York Knicks have no plans to move their big man, this according to ESPN’s Marc Stein as the team continues to rebuff any offers that come their way:
The Knicks continue to get calls for center Tyson Chandler and, according to sources close to the situation, continue to scoff at every one. New York, to this point, has no interest in parting with its defensive anchor. (Which is smart if the Knicks are set on re-signing Carmelo Anthony to that megadeal this summer.)
New York is well over the salary cap so it’s not as if removing Chandler’s contracts from the books will be all that helpful, but it’s still a little shocking to see a team at 13-22 essentially suggesting an oft-injured 31-year-old as untradeable.