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Tyson Chandler's career to this point has been pretty amazing when you really think about it.

Think about the combination of he and Eddy Curry as the backbone of the Baby Bulls. The Bulls thought so much of the skinny giant out of Compton that they traded former rookie of the year Elton Brand for him on draft night 2001.

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This, to me, is incredibly misleading because the Knicks NEVER post Chandler up. All of his points come on putbacks, dunks and tip ins. Remember when Chandler played with Paul they would oop it up all day long.?Forget Paul for a second. Remember the forwards on that Hornets team that won 56 games? Peja and David West. Two players who stretched the defense. One from the perimeter and one from mid-range. The Knicks lack consistency from both spots.

Yes, that's a reason why the Knicks are struggling, the said lack of a PG like Paul, ?but neither Chandler nor Amar'e are post up players and right now neither are making consistent 10-15 foot jumpers. It's why they struggle on the court together. The 4 and 5 combination is a huge part of any offense. Combine that with horrid 3-point shooting and Melo's struggles and you have a team that can barely get 80 points.

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Don't look now but your New York Knicks are in the top 15 in total offensive AND defensive ratings. We've talked about this over the past year or so and when you watched the playoffs last year you saw the most successful teams have both of those categories in and around the top 5. The Mavericks were 8th in both categories throughout the course of the regular season and improved during the playoffs.

Clearly, Tyson Chandler helps the defensive stats basically singlehandedly, but it's his offense that is really critical to the Knicks success...at least thus far. He's shooting a ridiculous 73% from the field and is averaging 14ppg during this 3-game winning streak.

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In the first quarter with 6:20 to go of last night's game there was a play in which the Knicks failed to close out a possession and it led to a foul on Tyson Chandler who hammered Brook Lopez sending him to the foul line.

I watched the replay and saw that Amar'e Stoudemire went to close out on a kick out jumper then "ran out" which is to say he wanted to get out in transition so when the team rebounded (see Chandler) he'd get ball out in transition. Except they hadn't secured the ball and the result was a foul on Chandler.

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Moke Hamilton explains...
I?m sorry, but using the amnesty provision on Chauncey, all things considered, is somewhat asinine. Chandler or no Chandler.

Proponents: Fear not, though. I?ll admit that it would have been equally asinine for the Knicks to sit on their hands for another year and allow Stoudemire?s knees and Carmelo?s surgically repaired elbow to accrue more mileage over the course of a 66-game regular season sprint to the playoffs. If they stayed on the CP3 plan, they would have given out one- year contracts, continued to hold up the rebuilding process, and at the end of the day, simply kept their fingers crossed that Chris Paul would have been willing to do exactly what Carmelo Anthony wasn?t ? take less money.

And you know what? Even if Paul did, the Knicks would have begun the 2012-2013 season with a 30-year old Stoudemire, 28-year old Carmelo, 27-year old Chris Paul, Iman Shumpert, one room exception player, and a roster full of minimum salaried guys. They would have been starting from ground zero in 2012.

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