The 2018-19 season was Tyson Chandler's 18th year in the Association. The 36-year-old appeared in 55 games for the Suns and Lakers and logged 16 minutes per contest. Chandler started the season in Phoenix, providing veteran mentoring to first-overall pick Deandre Ayton as well as a strong defensive boost off the bench. On Oct. 24, he delivered a double-double of 14 points and 11 boards during a loss to the Lakers. The 7-foot-1 big man played in seven games for the Suns before his contract was bought out by Phoenix on Nov. 3. This ended Chandler's three-year-plus run in the desert. Three days later, Chandler signed with the Lakers, for whom he played in 48 games. On Dec. 28, the veteran gathered a season-high 15 rebounds for the Lakers in a loss to the Clippers. With Los Angeles, his per-36-minute averages reflected his continued ability to perform at a high level. As a Laker, Chandler delivered per-36-minute averages of 12.3 rebounds, 1.0 blocks and 0.9 steals. Chandler's Lakers finished with a record of 37-45 and missed the playoffs.2017
In his 17th NBA campaign, Tyson Chandler started all 46 games in which he appeared for the Phoenix Suns. As it was his age-35 season, he missed several games throughout the season due to rest. In addition, a lingering neck injury cost him the final 14 regular-season games. He finished the season averaging 6.5 points, 9.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists on 64.7 percent shooting. Chandler posted eight double-digit scoring games and 22 double-digit rebound games. His first of four double-doubles came Nov. 3 where he also scored a season-high 15 points. The 7-foot-1 center later pulled down a season-high 18 boards Dec. 2. In a 10-game stretch between those two games, Chandler averaged 8.3 points and 10.3 rebounds on 68.0 percent shooting. From Dec. 29 to Jan. 14, he posted seven straight double-digit rebounding games. He averaged 11.7 boards during that stretch, but the Suns went just 3-4.2016
Chandler played in 47 of the Suns' first 57 games during his second season with the team. However, Phoenix opted for a youth movement after the All-Star break and effectively shut Chandler down for the remainder of the season. When he did play, Chandler looked like his usual self. He posted per-game averages of 8.4 points and 11.5 rebounds, both improvements over his previous campaign. The veteran center converted a terrific 67.1 percent of his field-goal attempts, the seventh time in his career he made at least 60 percent of his shots from the field. Chandler also succeeded on a career-best 73.4 percent of his attempts from the charity stripe. He collected at least 20 rebounds in three separate games during the season, including a 13-point, 23-rebound effort against the Knicks -- his former team -- on Feb. 13. That performance came two days after a similarly-dominant 14-point, 21-rebound game against the Pelicans. Chandler twice scored 22 points in a game, both times in January. On Jan. 19, he accomplished the feat while grabbing 16 rebounds against Cleveland. Five days later, he again scored 22 points while pulling down 17 rebounds against Minnesota.2015
Chandler's reunion with Dallas was short-lived as he signed a free-agent contract with the Phoenix Suns prior to the 2015-16 campaign. He played 66 games with Phoenix, making 60 starts and averaging 24.5 minutes per contest. Though Chandler's numbers dipped a bit in comparison to his previous campaign, he still managed a healthy 7.2 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. He was once again extremely efficient from the field, making 58.3 percent of his shot attempts. He also converted 62.0 percent of his attempts from the charity stripe. Chandler notched 20 double-doubles on the season, the third time in his career he finished a campaign having accomplished the feat exactly 20 times. He crashed the boards for a season-high 27 rebounds in a win over Atlanta on Jan. 23, adding 13 points and a season-best five assists. He set a season high in points twice in a three game span near the end of the season. On April 3, he totaled 21 points while corralling 18 rebounds against Utah. Four days later, he again finished with 21 points and secured 10 boards in a victory over Houston.2014
In June of 2014 Chandler was traded to the Dallas Mavericks, the team he helped steer to an NBA Championship in 2011. The return was fruitful from a statistical standpoint as the big man averaged 10.3 points and 11.5 rebounds. The output marked the third time in his career that Chandler averaged a double-double over the course of a campaign. The veteran also converted 66.6 percent of his field-goal attempts, the second-highest mark of his career. Chandler ranked 14th in the league with 31 double-doubles, his most since the 2007-08 season. The 7-foot-1 center torched his former team, the Knicks, for 17 points, 25 rebounds and two blocks in a Nov. 26 victory. One week later, he pulled down 20 rebounds and scored 18 points in a win over Milwaukee. The Mavericks qualified for the postseason as the seventh seed in the West. However, they fell to the Houston Rockets in the first round of the playoffs. In the five-game series, Chandler posted per-game averages of 10.2 points, 10.8 rebounds and 1.2 blocked shots.2013
Tyson Chandler suffered through a pair of issues during his 2013-14 campaign that limited him to 55 games with the New York Knicks. In early November, he injured his knee and missed six weeks. He missed another week in early January due to an upper respiratory illness. Still, Chandler was an important contributor when healthy, averaging 8.7 points and 9.6 rebounds per contest. He shot 59.3 percent from the field, falling just short of reaching the 60-percent mark for the fourth straight season. The center played his usual solid defense, swatting 1.1 shots per game. That marked the 13th straight season in which he averaged at least one swat per contest. Chandler also notched 16 double-doubles during the campaign. On Feb. 22, he recorded a season-high 23 rebounds while scoring 10 points against the Hawks. He blocked a season-best five shots against Milwaukee on Oct. 30, adding 10 points and six rebounds in the win. Chandler's Knicks finished the season at 37-45 and did not qualify for the post-season.2012
Chandler made his first All-Star game in his 12th year in the league. He also was on First Team All-Defense. He averaged 10.4 points and 10.7 rebounds on 63.8 percent shooting. Amongst players who played more than five contests, Chandler led New York in offensive and defensive rebounds per game (4.1 and 6.6), field-goal percentage (63.8), and blocks per game (1.1). He led the NBA in true shooting percentage (67.1) and offensive rating (133.0), plus was third in offensive rebounding percentage (14.1) and fourth in win shares per 48 minutes (.207). In the playoffs, he anchored the Knicks' defense through two rounds, averaging 7.3 rebounds and 1.2 blocks. Arguably his strongest performance was in Game 4 of the second round against the Pacers. He scored 12 points, grabbed 10 boards, swatted three shots and stole the ball once.2011
After winning his first NBA title with the Dallas Mavericks, Tyson Chandler was traded to the New York Knicks prior to the 2011-12 season. He brought his usual efficient scoring and tough rebounding to New York, averaging 11.3 points and 9.9 rebounds per game. Chandler shot a career-best 67.9 percent from the field -- the top mark in the league. He was also a dominant force on the defensive end of the court, averaging 1.4 blocked shots per game. The 7-foot-1 center was named NBA Defensive Player of the Year and elected to the All-NBA Defensive Second Team for his ability to guard the paint. He also earned his first career selection to the All-NBA Third Team. In the postseason, Chandler started all five games of the Knicks' first-round playoff series against Miami. He posted per-game averages of 6.2 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocks.2010
Following an injury-plagued season in Charlotte, Tyson Chandler was traded to the Dallas Mavericks in July of 2010. The 7-foot-1 center thrived with the Mavericks, averaging 10.1 points and 9.4 rebounds per contest. He shot a career-best 65.4 percent from the floor and matched his career mark by making 73.2 percent of his free-throw attempts. Chandler also racked up 18 double-doubles on the season, including a 23-point, 13-rebound performance against Washington on Feb. 26. Chandler also made an impact defensively, swatting 1.1 shots per game and earning a spot on the All-NBA Defensive Second Team for the first time in his career. The big man was a force in the playoffs, averaging 8.0 points and 9.2 rebounds as Dallas advanced to the NBA Finals. In Game 4 of the Finals, Chandler scored 13 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to help Dallas secure a key victory against Miami. The Mavericks went on to win the next two games to capture the franchise's first NBA Championship.2009
Tyson Chandler played for his third NBA team during the 2009-10 campaign after a July trade sent him to Charlotte. His season was disrupted by a left foot injury that limited him to 51 games and a career-low 22.8 minutes per contest. Chandler nonetheless contributed 6.5 points and 6.3 rebounds per game while shooting 57.4 percent from the field and a career-best 73.2 percent from the free-throw line. He also continued his career-long string of averaging at least one block per game, finishing the campaign with an average of 1.1 swats per contest. Chandler appeared in all four of Charlotte's first-round playoff games against Orlando. In the series, he posted 3.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 15.0 minutes per post-season contest.2008
Tyson Chandler's third campaign with New Orleans was marred by an injured ankle that limited him to 45 games. Still, the 7-foot-1 center put up solid numbers, averaging 8.8 points and 8.7 rebounds per contest. Chandler once again shot a high percentage from the floor, converting 56.5 percent of his field-goal attempts. He also contributed 1.2 blocks per game, slightly increasing his mark from the previous season. Chandler posted 15 double-doubles during the campaign, highlighted by a 13-point, 16-rebound effort against Golden State on Oct. 29 during which he swatted three shots. Despite battling his injured ankle, Chandler managed to play in four of the Hornets' five first-round playoff games. He posted per-game averages of 3.8 points and 5.2 rebounds in those contests.2007
Chandler's contributions continued to grow in his second season with New Orleans. He averaged a double-double for the first time thanks to a career-best scoring average of 11.8 points per game. The big man's offensive production came almost exclusively from around the rim, and he ranked second in the NBA by shooting 62.3 percent from the field. Chandler also placed among the league's top rebounders. His 11.7 rebounds per contest ranked third in the NBA while his 4.1 offensive boards per game led the league for the second straight season. During the campaign, Chandler notched 38 double-doubles, tied for 12th in the league. One of those performances came against Golden State on Jan. 4 when Chandler scored 22 points and grabbed 22 boards in a victory. Behind their center's steady play, the Hornets qualified for the playoffs and advanced to the Conference Semifinals. In 12 postseason contests, Chandler averaged 8.0 points, 10.2 boards and 1.7 blocks per playoff game.2006
After five seasons in Chicago, Tyson Chandler was traded to New Orleans prior to the 2006-07 campaign. He played a more prominent role with his new club, starting all 73 games in which he played and averaging a career-high 34.6 minutes per contest. Chandler emerged as one of the league's premier rebounders in his first campaign with New Orleans. He ranked second in the NBA with 12.4 rebounds per game and led the Association with 4.4 offensive rebounds per contest. Chandler also set career highs by posting 9.5 points per game on 62.4 percent shooting from the field. On the defensive end of the court, Chandler swatted 1.8 shots per game, 13th-best in the league and the top mark of his career. He tied a career high with seven blocks against Utah on Jan. 27 and surpassed his previous mark in rebounds with 23 against Memphis on Feb. 13.2005
Chandler started 50 games for the Bulls during the 2005-06 campaign -- 40 more than the season before -- among his 79 appearances. He continued to be a force on the boards, averaging 9.0 rebounds per game. Chandler also averaged 5.3 points while shooting a career-best 56.5 percent from the field. The 7-foot-1 center also made his presence felt on defense, averaging 1.3 blocks per game. Chandler racked up nine double-doubles during the regular season, including a 12-point, 20-rebound effort against Washington on Jan. 27. That wasn't his biggest effort on the boards, though, as Chandler went on to pull down 21 rebounds on Mar. 24 against New Orleans. All told, he picked up double-digit rebounds on 32 occasions. In the postseason, Chandler appeared in all six contests of Chicago's first-round playoff loss to Miami. He posted per-game averages of 1.8 points and 4.5 rebounds in 17.3 minutes, peaking with a nine-rebound effort in Game 2.2004
Tyson Chandler rebounded from a pair of back injuries in his previous campaign to play 80 games for Chicago in 2004-05, making 10 starts and averaging a career-best 27.4 minutes per contest. He averaged 8.0 points and set career highs with per-game averages of 9.7 rebounds and 1.8 blocked shots. The blocks total ranked 13th-best in the NBA. Chandler racked up 21 double-doubles on the season, the most of his career. He tied a career high with 22 rebounds in a win over Orlando on April 6, adding 15 points and one block. On Dec. 16, Chandler swatted a career-best seven shots and pulled down 10 boards in a victory over the Bucks. The big man also got his first taste of the NBA playoffs as the Bulls won 47 games and finished fourth in the Eastern Conference. Though they lost to Washington in the first round, Chandler played well, averaging 11.7 points, 9.7 rebounds and 2.2 blocks in the six-game series.2003
Tyson Chandler's third season was plagued by injuries. He missed over two months from November to January with a back injury, then suffered another back injury at the end of the campaign that prematurely ended his season. Altogether, Chandler played only 35 games and accumulated eight starts. He averaged 6.1 points and did excellent work on the glass, grabbing 7.7 rebounds in only 22.4 minutes per game. The former second-overall draft pick also averaged 1.2 blocked shots per contest. He posted six double-doubles on the season, including a 13-point, 22-rebound effort against Atlanta on Halloween during which he also swatted four shots.2002
Tyson Chandler's playing time jumped to 24.3 minutes per contest in his second NBA season as he started 68 of the 75 games in which he competed for Chicago. In accordance, the 7-foot-1 center increased his production in nearly every statistical category, posting per-game averages of 9.2 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.4 blocked shots. Chandler also raised both his field-goal and free-throw shooting percentages to 53.1 percent and 60.8 percent, respectively. The 2001 second-overall draft pick totaled 13 double-doubles on the season, nearly twice the number he posted in his rookie campaign. On New Year's Eve he registered a career-high 27 points while corralling 18 rebounds in a win over Portland. In a victory over Denver on Feb. 15, Chandler grabbed a career-best 22 boards, swatted three shots and tallied 19 points.2001
Tyson Chandler was drafted with the second pick in the 2001 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. However, he was quickly moved to the Chicago Bulls in a draft-night trade for Elton Brand. Chandler went on to play 71 games for the Bulls in his rookie season, starting 30 contests. Overall, he averaged 6.1 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per contest. Chandler's playing time increased as the season progressed, and he moved into the starting lineup on a near-permanent basis at the start of February. The 7-foot-1 center totaled seven double-doubles on the season, including a 16-point, 15-rebound effort against the Knicks on April 11. One day earlier, he scored a season-high 21 points while pulling down 12 rebounds and swatting three shots in a win over Detroit.
June 27, 2001Drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 2001 NBA Draft.
June 27, 2001Draft rights traded, along with Brian Skinner, from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Elton Brand.
October 1, 2001Signed a rookie contract with the Chicago Bulls.
September 1, 2005Signed a six-year contract with the Chicago Bulls.
July 14, 2006Traded by the Chicago Bulls to the New Orleans Hornets for P.J. Brown and J.R. Smith.
July 28, 2009Traded by the New Orleans Hornets to the Charlotte Bobcats for Emeka Okafor.
July 13, 2010Traded by the Charlotte Bobcats with Alexis Ajinça to the Dallas Mavericks for Matt Carroll, Erick Dampier, Eduardo Nájera and cash.
December 1, 2011Signed a four-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks.
December 10, 2011As part of a three-team deal, traded by the Dallas Mavericks with the draft rights of Ahman Nivins and Georgios Printezis to the New York Knicks in exchange for Andy Rautins. Washington received Ronny Turiaf, a 2013 2nd-round draft pick and cash from the Knicks. Dallas sent a 2012 second-round draft choice to Washington. Washington sent a future second-round draft choice to Dallas.
June 25, 2014Traded by the New York Knicks with Raymond Felton to the Dallas Mavericks for Jose Calderon, Samuel Dalembert, Wayne Ellington, Shane Larkin and two 2014 2nd-round draft picks.
July 9, 2015Signed a four-year contract with the Phoenix Suns.
November 4, 2018Waived by the Phoenix Suns.
November 6, 2018Signed a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.
July 18, 2019Signed a one-year contract with the Houston Rockets.