According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Tyson Chandler, the free agent rim protecting center from Dallas, will sign with the Phoenix Suns. Chandler was considered a prime sign-and-trade target if DeAndre Jordan chose to leave the Clippers for Dallas. Now, the likelihood of a sign-and-trade should Jordan depart Los Angeles is incredibly unlikely.
Tyson Chandler has agreed to a deal with the Suns, league source tells Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 1, 2015
The Suns are bringing Tyson Chandler into the meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge as part of their pitch, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 1, 2015
The Clippers' best fall-back scenario should Jordan depart is now gone, and they need to hope that they can keep him.
Brandan Wright, who the Clippers have also registered interest with, played with Phoenix last year and they will have had to renounce him in order to sign Chandler. Wright now becomes the likely consolation for whomever between the Clippers and the Mavericks do not sign DeAndre Jordan.
According to Marc Stein of ESPN, Chandler's new deal is worth $52 million over 4 years, which is likely a bigger deal than the Clippers would have liked to give the 32-year-old.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">ESPN sources say Tyson Chandler has agreed to a four-year deal with the Phoenix suns worth $52 million</p>— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) <a href="https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/616326343286984704">July 1, 2015</a></blockquote>
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