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Mar 30, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes (40) shoots the ball as New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler (6) defends in the third quarter at Oracle Arena. The Knicks won 89-84. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Warriors, Knicks trade of Tyson Chandler won't happen

The Golden State Warriors are among the teams interested in trading for Minnesota Timberwolves star forward Kevin Love and depending on who you ask, they might be the favorites to do so in the ever evolving NBA rumors.

Given that, it’s a little odd that the Warriors are reportedly showing interest in New York Knicks big man, Tyson Chandler, though the Mercury News says such a deal isn’t likely to go down.

“The report out today is the Warriors are willing to part with forwards David Lee and Harrison Barnes for New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler.

This would be an excellent trade — if Warriors general manager Bob Myers sees the end of his tenure under Joe Lacob coming and wants to start preparing for his next move.

This trade would go along way to establishing a relationship with Phil Jackson. As Steve Kerr just proved, that’s a good thing to have. For the record, a precursory look into this with my sources revealed this won’t happen. But it doesn’t take an inside source to see this would be a very backwards move from Golden State.”

The Warriors have been extremely reluctant to part with either Harrison Barnes or Klay Thompson (understandably) in recent months and I’d be hard pressed to believe that Tyson Chandler, solid as he still is, would be enough to get them to do so – even if it removes David Lee’s albatross of a contract off the books.

Simply put, if Golden State really wanted to remove Lee’s salary from the books, they could field much better offers than Tyson Chandler let alone deals that require them to part with a young player like Barnes.


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