It would be a dream within a dream within a dream, but the Boston Celtics are reportedly “looking very hard” at adding Tyson Chandler during free agency. (Red’s Army)
Earlier tonight on NBATV’s primetime show called “Gametime,” host Matt Winer reeled off a Top 5 list of questions to NBA reporter David Aldridge. The 4th item on the list (in ascending order) asked about two free agents from the world champion Dallas Mavericks: Tyson Chandler and Caron Butler.
Without being prodded to name teams, Aldridge described how the Celtics don’t have many players signed (true), are in desperate need for a center (no offense, Jermaine) and that they are “looking very hard at Tyson Chandler.”
“I’d like to be pimps from Oakland or cowboys from Arizona but it’s not Halloween. Grow up Peter Pan, Count Chocula (and Danny Ainge).”
Tyson Chandler just won a championship as one of Dallas’ centerpieces. He shot 65.4% last year, plays great defense, and came within half a rebound of averaging a double double. He’s a team-changing center in a weak free agent market, which means he’s due for a big payday. The Celtics, barring some crazy and unforeseen event, have seven roster spots to fill and no money with which to fill them.
Long story short: Chandler to the Celtics would mean there is a god, but he calls himself Red Auerbach and still swindles opposing teams from the grave. Barring miracle or Auerbachian intervention, this isn’t happening.