But what is his value?
But my source says Walsh has now found another doable deal that would net him a No. 1, though the source would not disclose whether Chandler would be the piece the Knicks would give up (a package of Toney Douglas and Bill Walker, for instance, might be more enticing to some teams).To me, he's still one of the team's top two-way players. Frankly, I don't know where he fits most comfortably. He often floats offensively and takes out of rhythm shots. And from what I've seen thusfar, he hasn't blended well with Ray Felton. But in fairness, it's going to take some time for the new Knicks QB to get on the same page with all of his teammates.
The business of sports is to get the most out of players on the roster. Chandler hasn't finished the last 2 seasons due to injuries. Like the football Giants seemingly always picking defensive linemen to push their starters, it seems the Knicks brought Fields, Kelenna Azubuike and Roger Mason in to push Chandler, Bill Walker and Danilo Gallinari for minutes.
Chandler acknowledged he misses some of his former mates. While Knicks fans rejoiced at the club cleaning house, Chandler had grown close to several players who have come and gone. In fact, Chandler has played with so many teammates in his three seasons, he's lost count.
"It's difficult, you see how this business works," Chandler said. "It's a tough situation. You might be here, you might not be here. You can't worry about things you can't control. Chemistry now is pretty good. But being friends with guys who might not be there the next day, I got close to a few guys."
So far he's done just that, and we'll see what that means for the other players, especially Chandler.