It appears Phoenix Suns veteran big man Tyson Chandler may be spared from the squad’s historic losing efforts for the remainder of the 2017-18 campaign. This week it was reported that in all likelihood his season has come to a close.
Ryan McDonough said on @BurnsAndGambo "it probably is unlikely" Tyson Chandler plays the rest of the season. Still practicing etc. and McDonough said "we never say never."— Kellan Olson (@KellanOlson) March 21, 2018
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“Tyson is still practicing with our group,” he said. “His neck has been kinda off and on, something that’s been bothering him coming out of the All-Star break over the past month or so.”
“Tyson’s a very selfless guy,” McDonough said. “He really expressed an interest to us in giving Alex Len an opportunity to play and Alan Williams is playing [Wednesday night] in northern Arizona with the NAZ Suns in Prescott Valley.”
“It probably is unlikely but we never say never,” he said.
It’s hard to say what the future will hold for Chandler who is due to earn $13.5 million next season, the final year of his deal. A roster overhaul is likely, whether or not that includes the 35-year-old is another story.
In 46 games this season Chandler is averaging 6.5 points and 9.1 rebounds in 25 minutes.