May 16, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler (6) argues a call with an official during the third quarter against the Indiana Pacers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden. Knicks won 85-75. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: New York Knicks Dangling Chandler


The Knicks aren’t going to be left out of any off season intrigue. Tyson Chandler is rumored to be shopped for Derrick Williams and Luke Ridnour. Possibly the 26th pick. This rumored here.

The Knicks have talked with the Timberwolves about acquiring Derrick Williams in place of Chandler. He is gamble and was disappointing in his first few years in the league, but he has a skill set that can make him productive in the paint and can develop down the road. New York would also get Luke Ridnour who has been a target of the team for years. He would give the Knicks depth at point guard. Considering the team is replacing Jason Kidd, he would be much needed. New York also wants the No. 26 draft pick in the trade. It would give the team two picks in the first round.

Chandler going to the Timberwolves would give the team a proven player since building a franchise are young inexperience has yet to pay off for them. Placing Chandler alongside rising stars like Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio could seriously help the team’s cause.

A trade involving Chandler would have the Knicks waving goodbye to the cornerstone piece of the their defense and getting younger talent in return. Minnesota would be set at the center position and New York would build with depth and youth.

Meh.

There are so many people who hate on Pek because he’s an Earth-bound center; they’d be happy about this. The offensive-defensive pairing with Kevin Love would be nice, but this is a doomsday scenario because moving Williams and Ridnour (never mind the 26th pick) should solve problems, and this would, but only if Pek is gone.

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  • Brian Girolamo

    I call smoke screen on this. No way. So who would NY play at the 5? Camby?? Brittle STAT? Dude stubs his toe and he’s done for the season. And Camby. Goodness. That contract was stupid. I just don’t believe this for a minute. And it’s not like moving Chandler gives them any room to add a free agent, they’d still be over the luxury tax. This screams smoke screen, or Melo informed the front office he’s leaving and opting out next summer, so the knicks are rebuidling NOW. Yeesh.