Tyson Chandler has one year remaining on his deal with the Knicks and the veteran 7-footer just sent out a warning shot to all involved about how he’d like that year to go. Chandler is likely to be the subject of intense trade speculation the moment this season has officially ended.
Chandler addressed the New York Media on Tuesday and made it clear that he has no interest in being apart of any slow rebuild.
“I definitely don’t want to waste another season,” Chandler said before the Knicks faced the Nets Tuesday at Barclays Center. “I don’t want to waste this season. I’m not into wasting seasons. Your time is too short in this league and I want to win a championship, another one. I’m not into wasting seasons.”
Asked if the Jackson’s plan was more about the future than present: “I’ll cross that bridge when it gets to that point. I hope it’s not that situation.
“That’s decision isn’t going to be in my hands,” Chandler added.
Chandler can see the writing on the wall, and any plan for a rebuild starts with his contract coming off the books along with Amar’s Stoudemire’s.
Chandler averaged 8.9 points and 9.8 rebounds this season.