Tyson Chandler Cleotis ( born October 2, 1982 in Hanford, California) is an American professional basketball player who is currently running for the New York Knicks in the North American professional league NBA. Chandler is 2.16 meters tall and plays at the position of the center.
Tyson Chandler played at Dominguez High School in Compton ( California). He attended not as usual a university, but reported directly to the NBA Draft.
Chandler was drafted in the 2001 NBA Draft second of the Los Angeles Clippers. However, his rights were transferred to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Elton Brand immediately (along with Brian Skinner ). For the Bulls, he played for five years (2001/ 02 to 2005 /06 ) before he was sent on 14 July 2006 in exchange for PJ Brown and JR Smith to the New Orleans Hornets. On February 18, he should be sent for Chris Wilcox and Joe Smith to Oklahoma. This deal but failed because of a toe injury that was detected in the sports medical examination in Oklahoma. Thus he was still active for the New Orleans Hornets. In 2009 he was sent in exchange for Emeka Okafor to the Charlotte Bobcats. There he spent the 2009/ 10 before he was traded again in July 2010. This time he was traded against Erick Dampier, Matt Carroll and Eduardo Najera along with his teammates Alex Ajinca to the Dallas Mavericks. With the Mavericks Chandler won the 2011 NBA Championship. Chandler signed for season 2011/2012 a new contract in Dallas, but moved to the New York Knicks. There he won in his first season, the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award as the best defensive player in the league and finished by the series of Dwight Howard with three consecutive titles. During his second season with the Knicks, he was elected to the reserve of the Eastern Conference in the NBA All-Star Game in 2013. In the home game against the Golden State Warriors on February 27, he took in defense 18 rebounds and thus a new Karrierebestwert.
Awards and achievements
- Olympic champion: 2012
- FIBA World Champion: 2010
- FIBA Americas Champion: 2007
- NBA Champion: 2011
- NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award: 2012
- NBA All-Star: 2013
- All- NBA Third Team: 2012
- NBA All-Defensive Second Team: 2011, 2012