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Tyson Chandler

USA BASKETBALL NOTES:

  • Gold Medals: 2012 Olympic Games, 2010 FIBA World Championship, 2007 FIBA Americas Championship.
  • Has played on six USA Basketball national teams and aided those teams to a 36-0 record, and one Olympic gold medal, one FIBA World Championship gold medal. In 37 games played, he has compiled 113 points (3.0 ppg.), 144 rebounds (3.8 rpg.) and 36 blocked shots (0.9 big.), while shooting 70.6 percent from the floor.
  • Named a member of the 2014-16 USA Men’s National Team on Jan. 23, 2014.
  • Member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team that finished 8-0 and won the gold medal. Started in all eight games and averaged a4.0 ppg., 4.0 rpg., 0.5 bpg., while shooting 70.0 percent from the field.
  • Member of the 2012 USA National Team that finished pre-Olympic tour with a 5-0 record. Started in all five games and averaged 2.4 ppg., 3.4 rpg., 1.0 spg., and 0.8 bpg.
  • Named a finalist for the 2012 USA Men’s Olympic Team on Jan. 16, 2012.
  • Member of the 2010 USA World Championship Team that finished 9-0 and won gold, the USA’s first world championship since 1994.
  • Played in all nine World Championship games and averaged 2.6 ppg., 2.7 rpg., shot 64.3 percent from the field, and swatted five shots.
  • Posted seven points 93-3 FGs) and seven rebounds in the USA’s 88-51 win over Iran.
  • Member of the 2010 USA Men’s National Team that finished 4-0 in its pre-World Championship tour. Averaged 1.8 ppg., 3.8 rpg. and 1.0 blocks.
  • In the 2010 USA Basketball Showcase, helped lead the USA White Team to a 114-96 victory and recorded 13 points, nine rebounds and four blocked shots in 20 minutes of action.
  • Named a member of the 2010-12 USA Men’s National Team on July 15, 2010.
  • Member of the 2007 USA FIBA Americas Championship Team that finished 10-0, won gold and qualified the United States men for the 2008 Olympics.
  • Played in all 10 of the USA’s FIBA Americas Championship games. Averaged 2.1 ppg., 3.6 rpg., 1.64 bpg. (2nd best on team), 16.0 mpg., while shooting 56.3 percent from the field.
  • In the 2007 State Farm USA Basketball Challenge, helped lead the USA Blue Team to a come-from-behind 105-104 victory and recorded 5 points, a game high 13 rebounds, 2 blocked shots in 25 minutes of action.
  • Named on May 23, 2007, to the USA Basketball Men's Senior National Team.


NBA HONORS:

  • Named 2012 NBA Defensive Player of the Year.
  • Named All-NBA third team in 2012.
  • Named All-NBA honorable mention in 2015.
  • Named NBA All-Defensive second team in 2011 and 2012.
  • Named an NBA All-Star in 2013.
  • Finished third in voting for the 2010-11 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award.
  • Received special mention from The Sporting News in their selection of 2003 Good Guys
  • Named the Bulls CDW/HP November 2003 Player of the month, after averaging 13.0 ppg., 10.3 rpg., 1.30 bpg., 1.0 apg. and 28.6 mpg., while shooting 49.4 percent from the field.
  • Named Bulls/CDW Player of the month for February 2001 after averaging 8.8 ppg., 6.8 rpg., 1.1 apg. and 1.54 bpg., shooting 53.5 percent from the floor.


NBA MILESTONES:

  • Ranks 67th in all-time rebounding (8561), 54th in blocked shots (1209), tied for 202nd in games played (920) and 220th in minutes played (26,456).
  • Led the NBA in offensive rebounds in 2006-07 and 2007-08 and ranked 2nd in the NBA in rebounds per game in 2006-07 and 3rd in 2007-08.
  • Collected the 1,000th rebound of his career against Toronto (02/17).

NBA NOTES:

  • Completed in 2014-15 his 14th NBA season, second overall with the Dallas Mavericks. Has played with Chicago (2001-2006), New Orleans Pelicans (2006-2009), Charlotte Bobcats (2010), New York Knicks (2011-14) and Dallas (2010-11 and 2014-15).
  • Signed on July 9, 2015, Chandler a four-year contract with the Phoenix Suns.
  • Traded by New York Knicks on June 25, 2014, along with Raymond Felton, to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for Shane Larkin, Wayne Ellington, José Calderón, Samuel Dalembert, and two second round picks in the 2014 NBA draft.
  • Has played in 920 games, started 723 times, in his career and has averaged 8.8 ppg., 9.3 rpg. and 1.3 bpg., while shooting 59.1 percent from the field.
  • Has appeared in 75 career postseason games, 59 starts, has averaged 7.0 ppg., 8.3 rpg. and 1.1 bpg, while shooting 56.6 percent from the floor.
  • Played and started in 75 games in 2014-15, averaged 10.2 ppg., 11.5 rpg (5th in NBA), 1.1 apg., 1.2 bpg. (28th in NBA), shot 66.6 percent from the field.
  • Shot 67.9 percent (241-355) from the field in 2011-12, the third highest in NBA history, exceeded only by Wilt Chamberlain in 1967 (68.26%) and 1973 (72.7%).
  • Traded to the Dallas Mavericks on July 13, 2010.
  • As a rookie in 2000-01, played in 71 games, started 31 games, and averaged 6.1 ppg., 4.8 rpg. and led the Bulls with 1.31 bpg.
  • Finished 2000-01 ranked 24th in the NBA in rejections.
  • Ranked 18th among rookies in scoring, 6th among rookies in rebounding and 5th in blocked shots.
  • Traded on July 28, 2009, by the New Orleans Hornets to the Charlotte Bobcats for Emeka Okafor.
  • Traded on July 14, 2006, by the Chicago Bulls to the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets for P.J. Brown and J.R. Smith.
  • Draft rights were traded on June 27, 2001, by the Los Angeles Clippers with Brian Skinner to the Chicago Bulls for Elton Brand.
  • Selected out of high school by the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round with the No. 2 overall pick of the 2001 Draft.


HIGH SCHOOL NOTES:

  • Named as a senior at Dominguez High School (Compton, Calif.) Parade Magazine All-American first team and USA Today All-USA second team.
  • Named USA Today California State Player of the Year as a senior after leading Dominguez to a 31-4 record, their third straight CIF Division II State Championship and USA Today No. 8 national ranking in its end-of-the-season final rankings.
  • Averaged as a senior 26 ppg., 15 rpg. and 8 bpg.
  • Averaged 20.1 ppg., 11.3 rpg., 4.7 bpg. as a junior, leading the team to the No. 1 ranking and to the USA Today High School National Championship.
  • Played with USA National Team member and Detroit Pistons forward Tayshaun Prince at Dominguez.


PERSONAL NOTES:

  • Born October 2, 1982, in Hanford, California.
  • Full name is Tyson Cleotis Chandler.
  • He and his wife, Kimberly, have three children, Sacha, Tyson Cleotis II and Sayge.
  • Sister, Erica, played at Ardrey Kell High School (Charlotte, N.C.) and played as a freshman (2010-11) at George Washington University.


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    USA Basketball Statistics

    TEAM
    G/S
    MIN/AVG
    FGM-FGA
    PCT
    3PM-3PA
    PCT
    FTM-FTA
    PCT
    REB/AVG
    PTS/AVG
    AST
    BLK
    STL
    2012 OLY 8/8 90/11.3 14-20 .700 0- 0 .---  4-12 .333 32/ 4.0 32/ 4.0 3 4 3
    2012 MNT 5/5 66/13.2   5-  7 .714 0- 0 .---  2-  6 .333 17/ 3.4 12/ 2.4 4 4 5
    2010 WC 9/0 76/  8.4   9-14 .643 0- 0 .---  5-10 .500 24/ 2.7 23/ 2.6 4 5 2
    2010 MNT 4/2 52/13.0   3-  3 1.000 0- 0 .---  1-  2 .500 13/ 3.3 7/ 1.8 1 4 0
    2010 MNTX 1/0 20/20.0   6-  6 1.000 0- 0 .---  1-  4 .250 9/ 9.0 13/ 13.0 1 4 1
    2007 OLYQ 10/0 86/  8.6   9-16 .563 0- 0 .---  3-  8 .375 36/ 3.6 21/ 2.1 0 14 2
    2007 MNT 1/0 25/25.0   2-  2 1.000 0- 0 .---  2-  4 .500 13/13.0 5/ 5.0 0 2 1
    Totals
    38-15
    415/10.9
    48-68
    .706
    0- 0
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    18-46
    .391
    144/ 3.8
    113/ 3.0
    13
    37
    14

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