The Boston Celtics are interested in free agent Tyson Chandler. Well, of course they are.
The Celtics would love to be in the mix for Tyson Chandler, who gave Dallas a defensive and rebounding presence inside. Chandler earned $12.6 million in the final year of his contract and bringing him back will be more difficult than Barea.
“Right when [Chandler] got there, we kind of viewed him as our quote, unquote,Kevin Garnett,’’ Cuban said. “The guy that was going to be vocal, that was going to hold people accountable. I remember having conversations with him, it’s OK to yell. This team has enough camaraderie and trust that you can do those types of things. He kept on bringing it.’’
The problem with a dreamy proposition is making it reality. Chandler has already voiced his desire to return to Dallas, and he could very well command more money than the Celtics can offer him. While the prospect of a Chandler-Garnett defensive frontcourt elicits drool from the corner of my mouth, the likelihood we see the pairing in Boston next season seems slim to nil. Especially considering that Mark Cuban has an affinity for overpaying centers.