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Knicks to announce signing of C Chandler
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On December 10, 2011 @ 12:28 pm In All,Wirenews | Comments Disabled
The New York Knicks have called a news conference for Saturday afternoon where they’re expected to announce the signing of free-agent center Tyson Chandler to a multi-year contract.The Knicks have targeted Chandler as their big offseason acquisition to complement superstar power forward Amar’e Stoudemire and small forward Carmelo Anthony.New York is expected to make at least one other move to accommodate the arrival of Chandler – likely using its amnesty provision to cut ties with veteran point guard Chauncey Billups, whose $14.2-million option was picked up last spring.Chandler will give the Knicks a steady frontcourt presence with championship experience, having helped lead the Dallas Mavericks to the 2011 NBA title. The 29-year-old averaged 10.1 points and 9.4 rebounds in 74 games last season.
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