The trade between the Thunder and New Orleans was cancelled. The trade had Tyson Chandler going to the Thunder in exchange for Chris Wilcox, Joe Smith, and the rights to Devon Hardin. The trade was cancelled because Chandler failed his physical.They did not say why Chandler did not pass his physical, but they sent him back to New Orleans. "We were pleased to add Tyson to the Thunder roster," general manager Sam Presti said. "During the course of the physical examination and outside consultations some questions arose that gave us cause for concern. We felt that this course of action was the best for our organization."
The Hornets players say they are pleased to have him back. "I’m excited to have T.C. back," Paul said. "I think it will give us a huge lift. Hopefully it will bring us closer together. You know, T.C. is family to us, so there won’t be any animosity when he comes in here and he understands what’s been the goal all along."