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Tyson Chandler talks on the telephone after it was announced at the 2001 NBA Draft that he had been traded from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Chicago Bulls at Madison Square Garden. (June 27, 2001)

Tyson Chandler

Tyson Chandler was acquired by the Knicks in a three-team sign-and-trade deal with the Wizards and Mavericks during the 2011 offseason.

From left, New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony, Madison
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From left, New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony, Madison Square Garden Executive Chairman James Dolan, and former Dallas Mavericks center Tyson Chandler smile as the hand of teammate Amare Stoudemire, right, holds out a basketball during a news conference announcing Chandler's acquisition by the Knicks. (Dec. 10, 2011)

Former Dallas Mavericks center Tyson Chandler holds his
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Former Dallas Mavericks center Tyson Chandler holds his new jersey during a news conference announcing his acquisition by the New York Knicks. (Dec. 10, 2011)

Former Dallas Mavericks center Tyson Chandler answers a
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Former Dallas Mavericks center Tyson Chandler answers a question during a news conference announcing his acquisition by the New York Knicks. (Dec. 10, 2011)

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Former Dallas Mavericks center Tyson Chandler answers a
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Former Dallas Mavericks center Tyson Chandler answers a question during a news conference announcing his acquisition by the New York Knicks. (Dec. 10, 2011)

Former Dallas Mavericks center Tyson Chandler answers a
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Former Dallas Mavericks center Tyson Chandler answers a question an NBA basketball news conference announcing Chandler's acquisition by the New York Knicks. (Dec. 10, 2011)

Former Dallas Mavericks center Tyson Chandler holds his
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Former Dallas Mavericks center Tyson Chandler holds his new jersey during an NBA basketball news conference announcing Chandler's acquisition by the New York Knicks. (Dec. 10, 2011)

Former Dallas Mavericks center Tyson Chandler poses for
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Former Dallas Mavericks center Tyson Chandler poses for a photo during a news conference announcing his acquisition by the New York Knicks. (Dec. 10, 2011)

Former Dallas Mavericks center Tyson Chandler smiles during
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Former Dallas Mavericks center Tyson Chandler smiles during a news conference announcing hiss acquisition by the New York Knicks. (Dec. 10, 2011)

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New York Knicks new center Tyson Chandler, center,
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New York Knicks new center Tyson Chandler, center, is greeted Amare Stoudemire, right, at the team's NBA basketball training facility. (Dec. 10, 2011)

New York Knicks new center Tyson Chandler, right,
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New York Knicks new center Tyson Chandler, right, is greeted at the team's NBA basketball training facility. (Dec. 10, 2011)

Dallas Mavericks' Tyson Chandler (6) reacts after dunking
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Dallas Mavericks' Tyson Chandler (6) reacts after dunking as Oklahoma City Thunder's Nick Collison (4) walks in the background during Game 3 of the NBA Western Conference finals. (May 21, 2011)

Tyson Chandler #6 of the Dallas Mavericks reacts
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Tyson Chandler #6 of the Dallas Mavericks reacts against the Miami Heat in the third quarter of Game Six of the 2011 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena. (June 12, 2011)

New Orleans Hornets center Tyson Chandler, right, pulls
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New Orleans Hornets center Tyson Chandler, right, pulls down a rebound against New York Knicks forward Zach Randolph, left, during the second quarter of a basketball game in New Orleans. (April 4, 2008)

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Knicks Eddy Curry uses his knee to guard
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Knicks Eddy Curry uses his knee to guard against the the Hornets' Tyson Chandler. (March 3, 2008)

Eddy Curry defends against the the Hornets Tyson
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Eddy Curry defends against the the Hornets Tyson Chandler. (March 3, 2008)

Chicago Bulls' Tyson Chandler has the ball knocked
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Chicago Bulls' Tyson Chandler has the ball knocked loose as New York Knicks' Othella Harrington (32) and Shandon Anderson defend. (Nov. 24, 2001)

Tyson Chandler #3 of the Chicago Bulls pulls
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Tyson Chandler #3 of the Chicago Bulls pulls down a rebound in front of David Lee #42 of the New York Knicks. (Jan. 3, 2006)

Chicago Bulls' Tyson Chandler hangs from the rim
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Chicago Bulls' Tyson Chandler hangs from the rim after his slam dunk with less than two minutes left in overtime. (April 11, 2002)

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Chicago Bulls Tyson Chandler defends Miami Heat Shaquille
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Chicago Bulls Tyson Chandler defends Miami Heat Shaquille O'Neal in the first quarter of Game 5 of the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. (May 2006)

Atlanta Hawks' forward Shareef Abdur-Rahim (3) goes to
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Atlanta Hawks' forward Shareef Abdur-Rahim (3) goes to the net with pressure from Chicago Bulls center Tyson Chandler, left, during the second quarter. (Jan. 20, 2003)

Chicago Bulls' Tyson Chandler (3) is blocked by
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Chicago Bulls' Tyson Chandler (3) is blocked by Philadelphia 76ers' Derrick Coleman (44) with Efhimios Rentzias (14) lending a hand in the first half. (Feb. 12, 2003)

New Jersey Nets' Aaron Williams, right, blocks a
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New Jersey Nets' Aaron Williams, right, blocks a shot attempt by Chicago Bulls' Tyson Chandler. (March 12, 2004)

Tyson Chandler and Maurice Taylor. (April 19, 2005)
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Tyson Chandler and Maurice Taylor. (April 19, 2005)

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Washington Wizards Richard Hamilton (32) makes a basket
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Washington Wizards Richard Hamilton (32) makes a basket while Chicago Bulls' Tyson Chandler defends during first quarter action at the United Center in Chicago. (March 1, 2002)

The Chicago Bulls' top draft choices Tyson Chandler,
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The Chicago Bulls' top draft choices Tyson Chandler, from Dominquez High School in Compton, Calif., left, and Eddy Curry Jr. of Thornwood High School in East Holland, Ill., meet the press at the Berto Center in Deerfield, Ill. (June 28, 2001)

Tyson Chandler talks on the telephone after it
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Tyson Chandler talks on the telephone after it was announced at the 2001 NBA Draft that he had been traded from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Chicago Bulls at Madison Square Garden. (June 27, 2001)

Tyson Chandler of Dominguez High School in Compton,
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Tyson Chandler of Dominguez High School in Compton, Calif., a high school basketball standout, is interviewed during a media event. (June 26, 2001)

Thornwood High School's (South Holland, Ill.) Eddy Curry
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Thornwood High School's (South Holland, Ill.) Eddy Curry (52) sets to make a move against Dominguez High School's (Compton, Calif.) Tyson Chandler (32) during the first half of the High School Shootout at the Savvis Center in St. Louis. (Dec. 7, 2000)

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