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probasketballtalk | Warriors offer Tyson Chandler four years, $60 million

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Golden State really wants Tyson Chandler, they are not messing around. The Warriors have made a four-year, $60 million offer to Chandler, reports Matt Steinmetz of CSNBayArea.com. No word yet on whether or not Chandler will accept that deal, he has been courted seriously by Houston and a host of contending teams (where he would have to take considerably less money). In order to sign Chandler — assuming he agrees — the Warriors will likely have to amnesty center Andris Biedrins, still owed $27 million over three years. Chandler was the anchor of the defense that won the Dallas Mavericks an NBA title, however rather than bring the band back together in Dallas that organization is focusing on keeping cap Golden State’s new owners — Joe Lacob and Peter Guber — have talked about changing the culture of the franchise, and this would do it. Under Don Nelson in recent years the Warriors had been a run-and-gun team, something that started to change last season under Keith Smart. But the owners wanted more change and went out and hired first-time coach Mark Jackson. Golden State has been in the Chris Paul sweepstakes but that talk has cooled recently. This signing could change that dynamic. Paul said he would more seriously consider saying he would sign long term with a team that had Chandler (Paul and Chandler played together in New Orleans). If Paul would give that assurance, then the Warriors would have to consider whether to put Stephen Curry in the deal, which is the piece the Hornets want. As of now, no Curry and no commitment from Paul. With or without Paul this would be a huge get for Golden State. They have dynamic backcourt scoring with Curry and Monta Ellis, they have David Lee at the four, with Chandler this could be a playoff team and a team on the rise in the West. 4 years/60 mill? Is he going to get better than that? If he turns it down, it'll be because he doesn't want to play for Coach Mark Jackson.
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