Jan 30, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler (6) shoots a free throw during the third quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Madison Square Garden. New York Knicks won 117-86. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: New York Knicks may trade Tyson Chandler

The New York Knicks are trying to salvage their season after a rocky start caused turmoil all over the place. There was the whole Mike Woodson drama followed by the J.R. Smith drama and now the Carmelo Anthony contract drama. One way the Knicks may look to alleviate all the tension and drama may be to make a trade and that player may end up being not Carmelo Anthony or J.R. Smith, but Tyson Chandler.

Bradford Doolittle of ESPN.com opined in a recent piece that the Knicks should consider trading Tyson Chandler to try and recoup some of their lost draft picks and clear some cap space in the process. Trading Chandler seems like a move of desperation, but that’s pretty much where the Knicks are at the moment.

In his piece, Doolittle states the Knicks need to start clearing cap space, which isn’t that bad of an idea. If New York wants to bring back Carmelo Anthony, they may be able to find a way to get draft picks, clear cap space and possibly bring in a free agent over the summer to play with Melo or at least entice him to stay.

All of this is speculation, but the Knicks need to start thinking about ways to either get Melo to stay or tear down the franchise in case he leaves.

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