Mavericks Free Agent Tyson Chandler on the field with San Francisco 49ers legend Joe Montana. (via twitter)
Chandler signing with the Warriors is almost too perfect, which is why it will never happen because we’re talking about the Warriors here. It makes sense though. The Warriors need a defensive center to compensate for David Lee’s lack of defensive ability. Plus, he doesn’t need to be astounding on the offensive end when they have players like Stephen Curry, Monta Ellis, David Lee, Dorell Wright, and Reggie Williams who can score at will. He’s also a California guy. See, too much sense, which is why the Warriors will never do it.
Houston’s also a really good fit for Chandler, seeing as they need more size at Center with Yao Ming retiring. If they retain Chuck Hayes, that is an incredibly great defensive frontcourt already. They also have more cap-space than the Warriors.
Edit: How can I forget the New Jersey Nets? Apparently they, along with the Warriors, are the top suitors for Chandler this season. I actually think this is a weird fit because who’s going to play Power Forward, Chandler or Lopez? It could work; there’s Pau and Bynum in LA, and Dirk and Chandler worked nicely (though Dirk’s a very unique power forward), but you also have to take into account that Brook just might not be there yet. This would definitely increase the Nets’ chances of resigning Deron Williams next offseason, but I just don’t see the Nets getting very far with that line-up. At most, they’ll be 8-10th seed in the East, which doesn’t mean much. They should be spending more time finding better swing-men and a legit PF.
And there’s my off-season preview on Tyson Chandler, that just happened on accident.
TYSON CHANDLER WEARING A FRANK GORE JERSEY STANDING NEXT TO JOE MONTANA!??!?! MAKE IT HAPPEN WARRIORS