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Chandler decides to STAY

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Charlotte Bobcats center Tyson Chandler will not opt out of his contract to test free agency as he had previously considered.

Source: ESPN

Whole Article: http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=5342863

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curious...its a bad thing?

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curious...its a bad thing?

Now we have no money for free agency.

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Now we have no money for free agency.

We would have only had $4MM to spend in free agency if he did opt out, so its not like we're losing much. We can still use veteran minimum contracts and the MLE to sign players, which would have been what we would have done had Chandler opted out. In a way Chandler sticking around is a good thing, we've got a starter at center and a $12MM expiring contract to use as trade bait.

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We would have only had $4MM to spend in free agency if he did opt out, so its not like we're losing much. We can still use veteran minimum contracts and the MLE to sign players, which would have been what we would have done had Chandler opted out. In a way Chandler sticking around is a good thing, we've got a starter at center and a $12MM expiring contract to use as trade bait.

The Bobs should just let the contract run out and not take on any more players in trades, though they may have to trade TT before the deadline to get under the luxury tax threshold. Plus I am not so sure that everyone in the NBA is going to be so hungry to dump players next season for expirings after this FA period.

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The Bobs should just let the contract run out and not take on any more players in trades, though they may have to trade TT before the deadline to get under the luxury tax threshold. Plus I am not so sure that everyone in the NBA is going to be so hungry to dump players next season for expirings after this FA period.

They won't trade Thomas to get under the luxury tax, there's Nazr Mohammad and Tyson Chandler's expiring deals that would go before Thomas would. They traded a first round pick for him, he'll be here for a while. And there's always going to be a market for expiring contracts, especially since there's a few potential studs in next year's free agent market too.

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They won't trade Thomas to get under the luxury tax, there's Nazr Mohammad and Tyson Chandler's expiring deals that would go before Thomas would. They traded a first round pick for him, he'll be here for a while. And there's always going to be a market for expiring contracts, especially since there's a few potential studs in next year's free agent market too.

That was a typo- meant TC

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I think Tyson Chandler would fit in Detroit. The Pistons don't really have a great Center situation with Ben Wallace and Kwame Brown both FA's. They drafted Greg Monroe and he can play some Center but having him and TC would give them more flexibility.

A three team trade involving Tayshaun Prince, Tyson Chandler, Jason Maxiell and Chris Wilcox could be interesting. The Clippers add Tayshaun Prince. The Pistons acquire Tyson Chandler and the Bobcats get Chris Wilcox and Jason Maxiell.

Why they would do it.

Piston- Need big man and get rid of Prince's contract

Clippers- Add a veteran winner in Prince to pair with the incoming Paul Pierce.

Bobcats- Get something for TC and his expiring contract. Add depth behind TT.

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We would have only had $4MM to spend in free agency if he did opt out, so its not like we're losing much. We can still use veteran minimum contracts and the MLE to sign players, which would have been what we would have done had Chandler opted out. In a way Chandler sticking around is a good thing, we've got a starter at center and a $12MM expiring contract to use as trade bait.

Yep, he's more valuable to us as an expiring contract that we can flip for a young guy that can help us, and hopefully reduce payroll. And if he is really over his injuries and actually contributes like he is capable of, then he can be a key figure in a playoff run...hopefully deeper than the first round.

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The Bobs should just let the contract run out and not take on any more players in trades, though they may have to trade TT before the deadline to get under the luxury tax threshold. Plus I am not so sure that everyone in the NBA is going to be so hungry to dump players next season for expirings after this FA period.

We have to find a way to improve, and let's be honest, Charlotte is not the mecca for FA's. The only FA's we will get will be lower tier one's that have been passed over by the better teams, and we could likely get a better player by trading away TC and his expiring contract.

And there will still be some quality FA's available next year such as Carmello Anthony (assuming he doesn't re-sign). Also, there are always some teams that feel they are right on the verge, and are willing to trade away a young guy for a vet that can help them in the playoffs, as well as teams that will want to get under the salary cap before the new CBA next year.

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The Bobcats won't be signing anyone to a MLE or anything like that unless they can move a player. The Cats are only 2 million under the Luxury Tax now that TT and TC are here for next season, 11 players on the roster and no backup PG.

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So I take it, no Lebron?

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