Tyson Chandler is headed back to the Dallas Mavericks, where he won an NBA Title in 2011, after three seasons with the New York Knicks.
The Knicks traded Chandler, along with guard Raymond Felton, to the Mavs for point guard Jose Calderon, center Samuel Dalembert, point guard Shane Larkin, guard Wayne Ellington and the 34th and 51st picks in Thursday’s NBA draft, the team announced Wednesday night.
Chandler averaged 8.7 points and 9.6 rebounds per game for the Knicks in 2013-14. Calderon and Dalembert started for the Mavericks last season.
Chandler signed a four-year, $60 million contract with the Knicks in 2011. ESPN.com surmises that new Knicks president Phil Jackson moved Chandler to clear salary-cap room to re-sign Carmelo Anthony.