Apr 7, 2013; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) handles the ball against New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler (6) and Knicks forward Iman Shumpert (21) during the second half at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Oklahoma City Thunder to pursue Tyson Chandler

If the Oklahoma City Thunder fall to the Los Angeles Clippers in the second round of the NBA playoffs, there are going to be a lot of questions they have to answer.

One player the Thunder could target in a trade if the New York Knicks decide to blow things up is center Tyson Chandler.

Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News believes Chandler could be a good fit for the Thunder.

Hey, if you’re over 6-10 and have a pulse, the Mavericks probably have some level of interest in you. I’d rate Chandler returning as a long shot, but sometimes long shots come in. Not sure if he’d be the same Tyson that helped win a title in 2011. But he’s still not a fossil yet. And that contract — down to one year and $14.5 million — is a lot more palatable now. Of course, every other team knows that, too. If the Knicks are intent on remaking the roster, then somebody’s goingto be pumped up to try to lure Chandler away. He’d be a perfect fit for somebody like, say, Oklahoma City, which traded for him years ago but rescinded the deal when Chandler’s toe problems emerged. If there’s no hard feelings, he’d be a monster with that team.

Chandler averaged 8.7 points, 9.6 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game this season.

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