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31-Year-Old    C    Dallas Mavericks

2013-14 NBA Stats

PTS

8.7

REB

9.6

AST

1.1

STL

0.7

BLK

1.1

2013-14 NBA Projections

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2013-14 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

While Chandler didn't get as much publicity as he did during his first season in New York, he had a near identical campaign from a statistical standpoint. The 31-year-old veteran remained the team's defensive anchor, grabbing 10.7 rebounds and swatting away 1.1 shots per gam...

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HT: 7' 1"   WT: 235 lbs   DOB: 10/2/1982  College: Dominguez (Calif.) HS (Calif.)   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #2 Overall in 2001   Show ContractHide Contract

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Agrees to four-year, $58-million deal with New York in December 2011.

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Tyson Chandler NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 21 80 27.4 8.0 9.7 0.8 0.9 1.8 0.0 49.4 67.3 1.5 3.3 6.4 0.0 0.0 2.6 5.2 2.8 4.2
2005-06 22 79 26.8 5.3 9.0 1.0 0.5 1.3 0.0 56.5 50.3 1.6 3.4 5.7 0.0 0.0 2.0 3.6 1.2 2.4
2006-07 23 73 34.6 9.5 12.4 0.9 0.5 1.8 0.0 62.4 52.7 1.7 4.4 8.0 0.0 0.0 4.0 6.4 1.5 2.8
2007-08 24 79 35.2 11.8 11.7 1.0 0.6 1.1 0.0 62.3 59.3 1.7 4.1 7.7 0.0 0.0 4.8 7.7 2.2 3.7
2008-09 25 45 32.1 8.8 8.7 0.5 0.3 1.2 0.0 56.5 57.9 1.6 3.6 5.1 0.0 0.0 3.6 6.3 1.7 3.0
2009-10 26 51 22.8 6.5 6.3 0.3 0.3 1.1 0.0 57.4 73.2 1.8 2.2 4.0 0.0 0.0 2.1 3.7 2.3 3.1
2010-11 27 DAL 74 27.8 10.1 9.4 0.4 0.5 1.1 0.0 65.4 73.2 1.2 2.8 6.6 0.0 0.0 3.6 5.5 2.9 4.0
2011-12 28 NYK 62 33.2 11.3 9.9 0.9 0.9 1.4 0.0 67.9 68.9 1.6 3.4 6.5 0.0 0.0 3.9 5.7 3.5 5.1
2012-13 29 NYK 66 32.8 10.4 10.7 0.9 0.6 1.1 0.0 63.8 69.4 1.3 4.1 6.6 0.0 0.0 3.9 6.1 2.7 3.9
2013-14 30 NYK 55 30.2 8.7 9.6 1.1 0.7 1.1 0.0 59.3 63.2 1.3 2.9 6.7 0.0 0.0 3.5 5.9 1.8 2.8
Rest Of Season Projections 31 DAL 77 28.3 Subscribe now to see our 2013-14 rest of season projections for Tyson Chandler
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Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Tyson Chandler NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 5 Games 5 32.2 9.8 8.0 1.2 0.6 0.4 0.0 63.6 87.5 1.8 2.4 5.6 0.2 0.0 4.2 6.6 1.4 1.6
Last 10 Games 10 32.8 10.1 11.3 1.1 0.6 0.6 0.0 59.2 70.8 1.5 3.8 7.5 0.1 0.0 4.2 7.1 1.7 2.4
Last 20 Games 20 33.0 10.5 11.2 1.0 1.0 0.9 0.0 61.8 59.6 1.6 3.3 8.0 0.1 0.0 4.5 7.2 1.6 2.6

 

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2.  Brandan Wright

3.  Bernard James

4.  Ivan Johnson

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True Shooting Percentage

61.5%

True Shooting % in 2013-14

In 2013-14, Tyson Chandler had a true shooting percentage of 61.5%.

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Tyson Chandler NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 21 80 36.0 10.5 12.7 1.1 1.1 2.3 0.0 49.4 67.3 1.9 4.3 8.5 0.0 0.0 3.4 6.9 3.7 5.5
2005-06 22 79 36.0 7.1 12.1 1.4 0.7 1.8 0.0 56.5 50.3 2.1 4.5 7.6 0.0 0.0 2.7 4.8 1.6 3.3
2006-07 23 73 36.0 9.8 12.9 0.9 0.5 1.8 0.0 62.4 52.7 1.8 4.6 8.3 0.0 0.0 4.2 6.7 1.5 2.9
2007-08 24 79 36.0 12.0 12.0 1.0 0.6 1.1 0.0 62.3 59.3 1.8 4.2 7.8 0.0 0.0 4.9 7.8 2.3 3.8
2008-09 25 45 36.0 9.9 9.8 0.5 0.4 1.4 0.0 56.5 57.9 1.7 4.1 5.7 0.0 0.0 4.0 7.1 1.9 3.3
2009-10 26 51 36.0 10.3 9.9 0.5 0.5 1.7 0.0 57.4 73.2 2.8 3.5 6.4 0.0 0.0 3.4 5.9 3.6 4.9
2010-11 27 DAL 74 36.0 13.1 12.1 0.6 0.6 1.4 0.0 65.4 73.2 1.5 3.6 8.5 0.0 0.0 4.7 7.1 3.8 5.2
2011-12 28 NYK 62 36.0 12.2 10.7 1.0 1.0 1.6 0.0 67.9 68.9 1.8 3.7 7.0 0.0 0.0 4.2 6.2 3.8 5.5
2012-13 29 NYK 66 36.0 11.5 11.7 1.0 0.7 1.2 0.0 63.8 69.4 1.4 4.5 7.2 0.0 0.0 4.2 6.7 3.0 4.3
2013-14 30 NYK 55 36.0 10.4 11.5 1.3 0.8 1.4 0.0 59.3 63.2 1.5 3.4 8.0 0.0 0.0 4.1 7.0 2.1 3.4
Rest Of Season Projections 31 DAL 77 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2013-14 rest of season projections for Tyson Chandler
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Tyson Chandler NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 21 80 2189 640 775 65 69 141 0 49.4 67.3 118 261 514 2 0.0 207 419 226 336
2005-06 22 79 2121 417 714 81 41 104 0 56.5 50.3 123 265 449 1 0.0 160 283 97 193
2006-07 23 73 2525 690 904 66 37 129 0 62.4 52.7 126 320 584 1 0.0 292 468 106 201
2007-08 24 79 2783 929 928 81 45 84 0 62.3 59.3 136 322 606 1 0.0 377 605 175 295
2008-09 25 45 1445 397 393 22 15 56 0 56.5 57.9 70 163 230 0 0.0 160 283 77 133
2009-10 26 51 1165 333 320 16 17 55 0 57.4 73.2 91 114 206 0 0.0 109 190 115 157
2010-11 27 DAL 74 2059 748 692 32 36 80 0 65.4 73.2 88 206 486 0 0.0 266 407 216 295
2011-12 28 NYK 62 2061 699 612 56 56 89 0 67.9 68.9 102 212 400 2 0.0 241 355 217 315
2012-13 29 NYK 66 2164 689 703 62 42 75 0 63.8 69.4 87 269 434 0 0.0 255 400 179 258
2013-14 30 NYK 55 1663 480 529 59 36 63 0 59.3 63.2 71 159 370 1 0.0 191 322 98 155
Rest Of Season Projections 31 DAL 77 2181 Subscribe now to see our 2013-14 rest of season projections for Tyson Chandler
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Tyson Chandler NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2004-05 21 80 27.4 56.5 49.4 8.7 15.7 0.6 15.6
2005-06 22 79 26.8 56.7 56.5 14.2 21.5 0.7 12.8
2006-07 23 73 34.6 62.0 62.4 8.8 16.8 0.5 19.6
2007-08 24 79 35.2 63.2 62.3 8.5 14.3 0.6 20.0
2008-09 25 45 32.1 58.1 56.5 5.1 16.1 0.3 14.1
2009-10 26 51 22.8 64.3 57.4 4.4 24.9 0.2 10.3
2010-11 27 DAL 74 27.8 69.7 65.4 4.9 13.4 0.4 17.3
2011-12 28 NYK 62 33.2 70.8 67.9 8.6 15.7 0.5 19.3
2012-13 29 NYK 66 32.8 67.1 63.8 9.4 13.1 0.7 19.1
2013-14 30 NYK 55 30.2 61.5 59.3 11.3 13.6 0.8 16.5
Rest Of Season Projections 31 DAL 77 28.3 Subscribe now to see our 2013-14 rest of season projections for Tyson Chandler
Preseason Projections 31 NYK 69 33.1 Subscribe now to see our 2013-14 projections for Tyson Chandler

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Tyson Chandler 2013-14 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
May 4 at SAS                                
May 2 SAS                                
Apr 30 at SAS                                
Apr 28 SAS                                
Apr 26 SAS                                
Apr 23 at SAS                                
Apr 20 at SAS                                
Apr 16 at MEM                                
Apr 12 PHO                                
Apr 10 SAS                                
Apr 8 at UTA                                
Apr 6 at SAC 34 10 11 0 0 0 1 4 7 2 2 0 0 3 8 1
Apr 4 at LAL 31 6 8 0 1 0 0 3 7 0 0 0 0 2 6 0
Apr 3 at LAC                                
Apr 1 GSW                                
Mar 29 SAC                                
Mar 27 LAC                                
Mar 25 OKC 29 12 5 2 1 1 3 5 7 2 2 0 0 1 4 2
Mar 23 BKN 36 4 6 2 0 0 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 0
Mar 21 DEN 31 17 10 2 1 1 1 7 10 3 4 0 1 4 6 1
Mar 19 MIN 39 7 14 0 1 1 2 2 5 3 4 0 0 6 8 4
Mar 17 BOS                                
Mar 16 at OKC                                
Mar 12 at UTA                                
Mar 11 at GSW                                
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Mar 9 IND                                
Mar 7 POR 23 16 11 0 0 0 0 8 10 0 2 0 0 4 7 3
Mar 5 at DEN 35 15 14 0 0 0 1 6 8 3 3 0 0 5 9 4
Mar 2 at SAS 40 8 22 2 0 3 1 3 5 2 4 0 0 8 14 2
Feb 28 CHI 30 6 12 3 2 0 2 2 10 2 3 0 0 3 9 5
Feb 26 NOP                                
Feb 24 at NYK 36 12 12 0 1 2 4 5 5 2 4 0 0 3 9 4
Feb 22 at DET 36 10 23 1 1 2 1 5 13 0 0 0 0 4 19 2
Feb 21 at PHI 42 14 11 3 2 1 1 5 8 4 8 0 0 1 10 2
Feb 18 MIA 26 9 6 1 1 2 2 4 5 1 1 0 0 2 4 6
Feb 12 at IND 41 17 11 2 1 1 1 8 12 1 2 0 0 3 8 3
Feb 11 at CHA                                
Feb 9 at BOS 32 12 7 1 2 2 1 5 6 2 3 0 0 1 6 1
Feb 7 UTA 23 12 8 0 3 0 4 6 7 0 1 0 0 2 6 1
Feb 5 at MEM 31 2 9 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 7 5
Feb 3 CLE 35 7 10 0 0 1 1 3 3 1 6 0 0 3 7 3
Jan 31 SAC                                
Jan 29 HOU                                
Jan 26 DET 30 13 14 0 1 1 1 5 11 3 3 0 0 6 8 4
Jan 24 at BKN 19 2 6 2 0 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 3
Jan 22 at TOR 35 10 14 1 0 3 1 4 7 2 2 0 0 2 12 1
Jan 20 at CLE 35 4 10 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 5 5 2
Jan 18 POR                                
Jan 17 at PHO 37 12 14 3 0 0 2 3 8 6 8 0 0 6 8 6
Jan 15 at LAC                                
Jan 13 ORL                                
Jan 11 NOP                                
Jan 10 at NOP                                
Jan 8 at SAS                                
Jan 7 LAL                                
Jan 5 NYK 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Jan 3 LAC 27 13 11 0 1 1 1 4 5 5 7 0 0 5 6 3
Jan 1 at WAS                                
Dec 30 at MIN                                
Dec 28 at CHI 28 16 2 3 1 1 2 6 7 4 5 0 0 0 2 1
Dec 26 SAS                                
Dec 23 at HOU 40 10 13 2 2 1 0 5 9 0 2 0 0 2 11 4
Dec 21 at PHO 33 8 6 2 1 1 0 2 7 4 8 0 0 3 3 4
Dec 20 TOR                                
Dec 18 MEM 37 9 9 1 1 3 1 3 4 3 4 0 0 5 4 3
Dec 14 MIL                                
Dec 11 at GSW                                
Dec 9 at SAC                                
Dec 7 at POR                                
Dec 4 at NOP                                
Dec 3 CHA                                
Nov 30 MIN                                
Nov 29 at ATL                                
Nov 27 GSW                                
Nov 25 DEN                                
Nov 23 at DEN                                
Nov 22 UTA                                
Nov 20 HOU                                
Nov 18 PHI                                
Nov 16 at ORL                                
Nov 15 at MIA                                
Nov 12 WAS                                
Nov 9 at MIL                                
Nov 8 at MIN                                
Nov 6 at OKC                                
Nov 5 LAL 7 2 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 1
Nov 2 MEM                                
Nov 1 at HOU                                
Oct 30 ATL 32 10 6 1 3 5 5 5 7 0 0 0 0 2 4 3

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Tyson Chandler: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Chandler played in 55 games for the Knicks this season, averaging 8.7 points, 9.6 rebounds and 1.1 blocks.

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Chandler (rest) will not play in the Knicks' regular season finale against the Raptors, the team's official site reports.

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Chandler posted just six points and seven rebounds in 30 minutes of action Sunday against the Warriors.

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Chandler scored 12 points (5-7 FG, 2-2 FT) to go with five rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in 29 minutes Tuesday against the Lakers.

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Chandler missed Tuesday morning's shootaround due to personal reasons but is still expected to play versus the Lakers, Newsday reports.

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Chandler posted seven points (2-5 FG, 3-4 FT) with 14 rebounds, one steal, and one block in 39 minutes Wednesday night against the Pacers.

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Chandler will start Wednesday against the Pacers, The Record reports.

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Chandler missed Monday's practice in order to deal with his personal concern but will be back for Wednesday's contest against the Pacers, the Bergen Record reports.

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Chandler returned from a personal absence but played just 25 minutes, compiling two points and five rebounds against the Bucks on Saturday.

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Chandler (personal) will play Saturday against the Bucks, Newsday reports.

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Chandler (personal) may return to the Knicks for their upcoming game Saturday against the Bucks, New York Newsday reports.

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Chandler will not play Wednesday against the Celtics due to personal reasons, the Wall Street Journal reports.

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2013-14

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2012-13

Lured to the Knicks by a massive $48-million dollar contract prior to the season, Chandler proved to be worth every cent in his first campaign in New York. The 30-year-old veteran came up just shy of averaging a double-double for the second time in his career, finishing with averages of 11.3 points and 9.9 rebounds in 33 minutes per game. That scoring average was the second highest of Chandlerís career and the first time he eclipsed 11 points per game since the 2007-08 season. He was more efficient than ever, hitting an astounding 67.9 percent of his field-goal attempts, which would have qualified for best in the league if he took more than 5.7 shots per game. On the defensive side of the ball, Chandler once again proved to be one the leagueís best, helping boost the Knicksí defense to respectability while blocking 1.4 shots per game. Chandler also managed to stay relatively healthy, appearing in 62 of 66 games. While he dealt with a dislocated finger during the Summer Olympics, the issue isnít expected to be a problem once camp opens. The Knicks will continue to rely on Chandler heavily on the boards and defensive end of the court, but the glut of scoring options (Carmelo Anthony, Amare Stoudemire, J.R. Smith, Raymond Felton) on the roster, and the addition of Marcus Camby this offseason, could result in a slight drop off from last season. Heís still a quality No. 2 center to target, but donít go building your frontcourt around Chandler.

2011-12

After an injury-marred season with the Bobcats, Chandler was expected to join the Mavericks as part of a timeshare at center with Brendan Haywood. Instead, Chandler grabbed hold of the starting gig and put together one of the best seasons of his career. The 7-1 big man anchored the Mavericksí defense, making it one of most-improved units in the NBA. He was a nightly double-double threat, finishing the season with averages of 10.1 points, 9.4 rebounds and 1.1 blocks while shooting a career-best 65.4 percent from the floor and 73.2 from the free throw line. Most importantly, Chandler managed to play in 74 games, staying relatively injury free after missing 67 games over his previous two seasons. Chandler signed with the Knicks shortly after the NBA lockout lifted, meaning he'll be in a similar face-paced system and serving as the defense and rebounding big man alongside a talented scoring power forward. If anything, New York's system affords Chandler slightly more upside than he had in Dallas due to the high number of possessions Mike D'Antoni's teams generate.

2010-11

Chandler was sent from Charlotte to Dallas this summer in a deal that had Erick Dampier going the other way. That leaves Brendan Haywood as the only other player with whom Chandler will have to contend for minutes. In his best years-2006-07 and 2007-08 with New Orleans-Chandler has been a top-85 player, buoyed by excellent rebound numbers and field goal percentages, while being taken down by free throw percentages in the mid-50% area. It's unlikely he ascends to those levels this year, however.

2009-10

On the heels of his best two seasons in the NBA, Chandler entered the 2008-09 campaign as one of the top-rated centers in the league. Unfortunately, Chandlerís play was drastically hampered by injuries last season. He averaged just 8.8 points, 8.7 rebounds and 1.2 blocks while appearing in only 45 games. The Hornets quickly lost interest in their starting center and tried trading Chandler to Oklahoma City during the season, but the deal was nixed due to the Thunderís medical staff having concerns with a pre-existing turf toe injury that plagued Chandler during the 2007-08 playoffs. New Orleans welcomed Chandler back for the remainder of the season, but shipped him to Charlotte this summer. In Charlotte, Chandler is expected to man the center position for the starting unit, but coach Larry Brown could also slide him over to power forward at times. While a healthy Chandler shouldnít have any problems regaining the rebounding prowess he had shown in previous years, his offensive production should take a significant hit in Charlotte. Without a premier point guard like Chris Paul creating offensive chances for the seven-footer, and Chandlerís lack of a post-up game, a sharp decline in shooting percentage and points is on the horizon.

2008-09

Chandler is in the perfect system to suit his game. At 7-1, heís extremely long and athletic with the ability to dominate the glass (11.7 rpg) and be disruptive on defense (1.1 bpg). Heís not very polished on offense, though, with no post moves to speak of and very little shooting touch (59.3 % FT). Thatís where playing next to all-world point guard Chris Paul comes in. Chandler averaged a career-high 11.8 ppg on 62.3 percent shooting from the field, and a large chunk of those points came off of the pick-and-roll alley oop play that Paul and Chandler have perfected. Between the dunks of Paul passes and the put-back opportunities created from his league-leading 4.1 offensive rebounds/game, Chandler should continue to get the easy shots that round out his game beyond that of purely the defensive role player.

2007-08

Chandler came on strong over the second half of last season, averaging 12.7 ppg on 65 percent shooting from the field after the All-Star Break to go along with almost 13 boards and two blocks per night. His explosion corresponded with the return to health of Chris Paul, who pushes the pace and breaks down opposing defenses to create easy opportunities for his big men. This plays right into Chandlerís strengths, as heís one of the faster and more athletic big men in the NBA. When healthy and locked in, very few have the ability to keep Chandler off the glass and away from the rim. This season, Chandler has the upside to put up Marcus Camby-like numbers across the board, though be aware that Chandler can really damage your free-throw percentage.

2006-07

Chandler had a disappointing year last season but the change in scenery may help him. He practiced a great deal during this off-season, adjusted his shooting form, and has vowed to come in with a more offensive mindset. While weíll have to wait and see if the changes will actually translate to greater offensive production, itís realistic that heíll score about 10 points a game mostly on put-backs. His defense and rebounding ability is still top-notch, and heíll put up 10 rebounds and 1.5 blocks a game. What may affect his stats more than his change in shooting form is the amount of playing time. If he can stay healthy and out of foul trouble (3rd in league with 3.8 per game), his numbers could jump by playing starter minutes. Donít count on him to make many free throws though, he averages 61.5% for his career, shooting a career low of 50.3% last year.

2005-06

Chandler still isn't the player that Elton Brand is (the Bulls traded Brand to acquire Chandler in 2001), but he showed the kind of force he can be in the last four games of Chicago's playoff series against Washington, averaging 16 points, 11 rebounds and 2.25 blocks over that span. An active rebounder and shot-blocker, Chandler ended up 10th in the league in rebounding at 9.7 per game, and his1.8 rejections per contest are well above replacement value for a power forward. Chandler is already a defensive force, but has also worked hard on his shooting touch, knocking down 49% of his shots last year. Expect him to see more touches in the offense this season, and if his minutes go up over the 30-per-game mark, look out.

2004-05

Chandler has shown flashes of his considerable potential in three seasons since being drafted out of high school. This is the season where he grows up. Reports from Chicago say he's refined his shooting in the offseason and been one of the Bulls' hardest workers in conditioning programs. If he can stay healthy, look for him to become a major part of the offense, with 15-and-9 averages a real possibility.

2003-04

When coach Bill Cartwright committed to giving him 30 minutes per game, Chandler started to produce. Before a throat injury ended his season in April 2003, he averaged 11.8 points, 9.7 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game during February and March. He also had 11 double-doubles in that time. He can play in the paint or on the perimeter, and possesses a nice touch with a 53.6 field-goal percentage. He will be the starting power forward and appears to be on the way up. This could be the last year youíre able to sneak him through the draft.