February 1, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler (6) controls the ball against Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders (8) during the first quarter of an NBA game at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Could New York Knicks deal for Larry Sanders?

After finishing with a league-worst record of 15-67, the Milwaukee Bucks clearly were hoping to land the number one pick. Instead, the Cleveland Cavaliers scored the top pick and the Bucks had to settle for the second-overall pick.

It seems like the Bucks are very interested in former Duke Blue Devils’ forward Jabari Parker. However, if the Cavaliers pass on former Kansas Jayhawks’ center Joel Embiid, that could be the pick for the Bucks. That could also prompt them to trade troubled big man Larry Sanders.

Yannis Koutroupis takes a look at potential deal that could send Tyson Chandler to the Thunder and Larry Sanders to the New York Knicks.

Where would the Thunder be right now if they had Tyson Chandler? A lot of people forget that they had a deal completed for him but Chandler didn’t pass the physical so they rescinded the deal. All it cost them was Chris Wilcox, Joe Smith and DeVon Harden. I don’t think that deal is terrible for the Knicks, who really could use the draft assets. If the Bucks do end up taking Embiid, having Kendrick Perkins to mentor him would be a lot better than Larry Sanders. However, they’d want at least one of those picks in return. Sanders is the kind of guy who I’d love to see get some time in with Phil Jackson, I agree. He’s worked wonders with guys who have issues off of the court before.

Sanders played in just 23 games last season because of injuries and off of the court issues. He averaged 7.7 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in 25.4 minutes per game while shooting 46.9% from the field and 47.3% from the free throw line.

Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers Joel Embiid Larry Sanders Milwaukee Bucks New York Knicks Oklahoma City Thunder Tyson Chandler

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