Tyson Chandler on the move this summer?
The Washington Post is reporting that "The phone will likely ring again this summer for the 7-foot-1 Chandler,
who nearly joined the Thunder for the low, low price of the expiring
contracts of Joe Smith and Chris Wilcox and rights to second-round pick
It is also reported that "
Chandler, 26, is owed $24.6 million over the next two seasons —
assuming he exercises his player option for $12.8 million in 2010-11 —
and Hornets owner George Shinn is set to pay a steep luxury tax penalty
next season, when his team’s payroll is scheduled to reach about $76.5
million — $5 million over this season’s luxury tax threshold — and
the salary cap is expected to decrease.
"It’s always out there," Chandler said of the trade rumors. "I
figure I’m going to have to be the guy to deal with it. I don’t mind
it, because it’s a business. I’m just hoping that things will be able
to change. I know I’m the one that teams are calling for."
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