Grading the Tyson Chandler Trade

Vincent Frank
Written by Vincent Frank

In the first trade of the NBA offseason, the New York Knicks sent Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton to the Dallas Mavericks for four players and two draft picks. Jose Calderon and Sam Dalembert, both starters for Dallas last season, are among those headed to New York. 

Let’s breakdown and grade this semi blockbuster from the aspect of each team.

Dallas Mavericks

Tyson Chandler: The All-NBA defender rejoins Dallas after spending two seasons in New York. He averaged 8.7 points and 9.6 rebounds per game during the 2013-2014 season and is due $15.1 million in the final year of his contract. He will join Dirk Nowitzki and potentially Shawn Marion in the Mavericks frontcourt this upcoming season.

Raymon Felton: It’s too early to say whether Felton will be the Mavericks starter heading into the 2013-2014 season, but he’s definitely a downgrade from Calderon at the point guard position. It was a move the Mavericks had to make if they wanted to add the elite defender in Chandler. Felton is due $3.8 million next year and has a player option for 2015-2016. 

New York Knicks

Two Second-Round Picks: Phil Jackson and the Knicks picked up the 34th and 51st picks in the draft today. Considering that they were contemplating purchasing a first-round pick, these are two solid assets to pick up. In addition to that, the Knicks could very well use a couple young bench options for the upcoming seasons.

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Vincent Frank

Vincent Frank

Editor-at-large, Sportsnaut.

“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?” Rumi