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Wilson Chandler may head back to the Knicks

Posted on: April 28, 2011 4:19 pm
 
Wilson Chandler is a restricted free agent this summer. Could he return to the Knicks?
Posted by Matt Moore

Wilson Chandler was pretty comfortable in New York. He had the whole New York thing going on, he was a featured part of the offense, he had some chemistry with his guys and Amar'e. Then Donnie Walsh James Dolan Isiah Thomas came along and ruined all that, shipping him as part of the kitchen-sink package for Melo.  Chandler's going to be semi-available this summer once the CBA gets sorted out, though, and the Knicks are reportedly interested in bringing him back in. From the New York Post
Chandler, who was dispatched to Denver in the Carmelo Anthony trade, will be a restricted free agent, and a source said he would love to return to the Knicks. And the Knicks would love to have him back, as coach Mike D'Antoni believes he's the perfect versatile fit for his system who does so many things, including rebound. Chandler's Nuggets trail Oklahoma City 3-1 in the first round.

Chandler's new agent is Happy Walters, who also represents Amar'e Stoudemire and Knicks surprise reserve standout Shawne Williams, also a free agent whom the Knicks would like to bring back.
via Chandler may come back to Knicks - NYPOST.com.

Chandler is a versatile wing who had a 54 percent True Shooting percentage this year, even after the drop when he came to Denver. He took to Mike D'Antoni's system, can work off-ball and as a ball-handler, and is only 24 next season. Bringing him back would be a big boost for the Knicks. It's surprising that Chandler didn't take the trade more personally, though. He lived through the end of the Isiah reign, dealt with inconsistency in his role and kept coming back and playing, only to succeed, and then be traded. Coming back would mean more time spent as a third banana to Melo (Melo takes up two banana spots) on the wing. 

But hey, it is New York, after all. 
Comments

Since: May 3, 2008
Posted on: April 29, 2011 5:29 pm
 

Wilson Chandler may head back to the Knicks

Hope it happens, Chandler has always been one of my favorite (ex) Knicks. Fits the Shawn Marion role well for New York and allows D'antoni to play small ball with Chandler at PF and Stat at C. His defensive contributions were far undervalued.



Since: Dec 11, 2007
Posted on: April 29, 2011 2:21 pm
 

Wilson Chandler may head back to the Knicks

The Knicks front office defenitely needs to aggressively persue bringing Wilson Chandler back because although Landry Fields had an amazing half of a season of which he played well, but he is not the answer at the starting Shooting Guard (was made very clear in the palyoffs). Wilson plays well in D'Antoni's system and should start along side Chauncey to form one of the most talented and unguardable back courts in the NBA because they can altermnate and switch positions if needed (Wilson bringing the ball up court, with Chauncey running off a curl to spot up for a Mr. Big Shot Special or posting up a smaller less physical Point Guard...). This combination can also serve as role models of the projected backups (Tony Douglas and Landry Fields) who have and will benefit from the veteran leadership of Chauncey and the resilience and work ethic that Wilson has shown in his progression through out his career to date. The addition of Wilson in the line-up would be a great stride for Donnie Walsh and company towards completing a high octane offensive force in the Eastern Conference.     



Since: Dec 15, 2007
Posted on: April 28, 2011 7:58 pm
 

Wilson Chandler may head back to the Knicks

It would be nice for Chandler to come back to New York however I do believe there is a market for Wil the Thrill and he may just get his chance to play his natural position which is the Shooting Forward. But if their isn't a team that is willing to spend on Wil then New Yorkers like myself will gladly welcome him back to New York.


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