Knicks’ Chandler Developing a Jump Shot?
New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler celebrated his 31st birthday yesterday alone on a side court at Tarrytown, flinging jumpers with an assistant coach. Chandler has worked on the jumper all offseason. He declined to attend Hakeem Olajuwon’s big man camp, feeling the jumper is more important in the modern-day game than scoring in the post.
“I think it can be deadly,” he said. “If you can knock down that mid-range jump shot, it exploits a lot of bigs, makes them come away from the basket where they’re not comfortable.”