Posted December 08, 2011

New York Knicks Making A Push For Tyson Chandler

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The New York Knicks are strong candidates to sign NBA free agent Tyson Chandler, according to CBS Sports reporter Ken Berger.

For the Knicks to acquire the 29-year-old center they would likely have to grant Chauncey Billups amnesty or trade the 14-year veteran point guard to make way for Chandler. If the Knicks were to come to terms with the center, the move would likely put New York out of the Chris Paul bidding war.

Chandler was a key cog in the Dallas Mavericks’ championship last season, posting two double-doubles and averaging 10.1 PPG and 9.4 rebounds in the playoffs. Over his career, Chandler averages 8.3 PPG, 8.8 rebounds and 1.3 blocks.

Chandler has already been offered a reported four-year, $60 million contract from the Golden State Warriors, NBC Sports reports.