According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the rumored deal between the Dallas Mavericks and New York Knicks involving Tyson Chandler will be finalized today.
New York’s deal centered on sending Tyson Chandler to Dallas will be finalized today, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 25, 2014
The proposed deal with bring Chandler and Raymond Felton to Dallas. New York will receive Jose Calderon, Samuel Dalembert, Shane Larkin, Wayne Ellington and the 34th overall and 51st picks in Thursday’s draft.
Marc Stein of ESPNDallas first broke the big news regarding the trade.
Sources tell ESPN that Mavericks are in advanced talks on deal to complete trade that will bring Chandler and Raymond Felton to Dallas
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 25, 2014
The Mavs brining back Chandler shouldn’t come as a surprise. They’ve constantly tried to find a center to plug-in next to Dirk Nowitzki since his departure. In his lone season with the Mavs, he averaged 10.1 points, 9.4 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks, while also being the defense’s anchor on their road to their first and only championship.
In his first season with the Knicks, Chandler earned defensive player of the honors, but has battled injuries since; he missed 43 games over the two seasons.
Felton averaged 9.7 points and 5.6 assists this season and holds a career average of 13.1 points and 6.5 assists; playing for the Knicks, Denver Nuggets, Charlotte Bobcats, and Portland Trailblazers over his career.
In his lone season with the Mavs, Calderon averaged 11.4 points, 4.7 assists, and shot 44.9% from 3.
Dalembert averaged 6.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks for the Mavs.
Larkin and Ellington constantly found themselves in and out of the ration for the Mavericks.