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Chandler wants to give up minutes to Alex Len and Alan Williams.

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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.

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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.”

So:

“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.