Tyson Chandler? Answer to our problems?

Published: July 5, 2011

I have been doing a lot of reading, thanks to 42’s Bee Bites (I don’t know if he gets paid, but by golly gee willickers, he damn sure should be.)


And some writers have been saying that Tyson Chandler is the answer to our problems.


While I agree Tyson is an upgrade over Emeka. I see him as more of a signing that appeases Paul and West. Our biggest problem last year was the terrible scoring droughts we would go through. (Yes our height was another problem)


With Tyson in our lineup again, our already proficient defense shall only increase, but the offensive end shall still suffer. (With maybe an increase in fast breaks and dunks) (Being a hornets fan last year, I believe we all can say that Okafor deprived us of such thunderous 2 points…)



My question to you all is,


When next season comes around, would you all be alright with our biggest free agent signing being Tyson. And the rest of the new faces on the team, just being some mediocre players (The equivalent of all the new faces on last year’s roster)


I myself would find this off season to be a little bit of a disappointment.


I want to add this though: I do believe that with a Chandler Signing, the odds of keeping CP3 and West greatly increase.


But next season I believe will be just a repeat of this season.

What do you all think?

This post was submitted by Zwie.


  1. Zwie

    July 5, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    And also let me add this, I’m not expecting Demps to make some CRAZY superstar trade for this team, with this lockout, it is going to be VERY!!!! hard for this team to improve.
    I am very much bound in the realm of reality.

    I just wrote this journal to get you all’s opinion on such a signing.

  2. 504ever

    July 5, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    While I don’t believe acquiring Tyson Chandler is realistic, to answer your question, I believe the Hornets need on upgrade at shooting guard more than an upgrade at center. To put it another way, our needs starting with the greatest are: starting shooting guard, back up shooting guard, back-up center.

  3. Hornetsworldwide

    July 5, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    Signing Tyson Chandler will help make paul happy and bring more fans to the arena but I think Mark Cuban will offer too much money for Chandler to turn down. I think as fans we want to see a big move but can it really happen. If we were to manage to sign Chandler then we have to move Okafor to free up cap space and moving Okakor wont be easy with his ridiculous contract. In reality we would have to be willing to take back a bad contract. Like doing a deal with detroit and taking on Rip Hamliton’s contract, you known something like that. We have 7 spots to fill, i see Demps signing a bunch of Cheaper roles players and making a bit of a splash trying to acquire a starting SG avaliable in Free agency. And also our uncertain future is going to be a hurdle for demps trying to sign a top free agent.

    • Hornetsworldwide

      July 5, 2011 at 6:49 pm

      And to answer your question. We need a consistent SG more then anything else, That will make a world of difference for the team. Someone CP3 can rely on to knock down open jump shots

  4. 42

    July 5, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    I get paid in comments like yours.

    And you’ll get paid in drinks one day, my friend, at a game, in New Orleans.

  5. 42

    July 5, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Nice comments aside, I agree with your assessment.

  6. nikkoewan

    July 5, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    i’m of the side that says “yes, Chandler might be the answer to all our problems” but here are some thoughts i’d like you to digest:

    – is Chandler TRUELY healthy? or was that year he had a product of Dallas’ depth than Chandler being really healthy. He did just play 28 minutes. ramping that up to 32 means he’ll get approximately 328 more minutes, which is a lot. Are you willing to bet your money on the fact that he can have the same kind of effect in NOLA as he had in Dallas minus the depth?

    – How do we sign him? We are 14 million under yes, but that’s when we don’t pickup options(and we’ve picked up Bellys) now assuming Belly doesn’t get a new contract, we’re about 11 million. but we also have DWest’s and Landry’s cap holds(which we can all agree we would like to keep). Now Dwest’s cap holds alone puts us over the salary cap. How do we expect to sign Chandler?

    This is offcourse the CBA stays relatively the same(i doubt it). But since theres bound to be a more restrictive CBA that puts us in less a chance of signing Chandler.

  7. Zwie

    July 5, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Straight From Peter Finney’s Rumor mill already heating up at the start of the NBA lockout

    “Did you know,’’ I was informed, “that Tyson Chandler, who’s an unrestricted free agent, will announce he’s returning to the Hornets. He wants to re-unite with CP and DW. He wants to be part of a Hornets Big Three. He wants to chase the NBA title that eluded the Hornets in ’08 when they lost to the Spurs in seven in the Western Conference semis.’’

    I dont know how credible this mr. Finney is, but if Tyson wants to come back, then I would reckon money is not the biggest factor to him.

    I also believe that if we were to get Tyson we would have to manage his minutes accordingly.

  8. crazyb1125

    July 6, 2011 at 2:38 am

    Everybody gonna say that this couldn’t happen but if you go to espn and try to get on a trade Machine site. It can show you all the possible trades that can be successful or Failure, and i kept on getting a failure with all my possible trades until I type in this trade and it was a “successful”. alright he’s the trade and it will blow your mind, and your gonna think that I’m lying when I say this, but try this with the ESPN Trade machine
    4 4
    4 4
    C/PF—>Dwight Howard 4 C:OMEKA OKAFOR
    PF—>Brandon Bass 4 PF: DAVID WEST

    we get a superstar, and a potential DEFENSIVE PF starter talk about DEFENSE!!!!

    • 42

      July 6, 2011 at 6:38 am

      There is a distinct possibility that everything we, and the trade machine, knew about the expired CBA will no longer be true under the new CBA.

      I’d not worry about how to add pieces to make deals done. I’d look at key pieces of trades and as why teams would do certain deals. If both teams want it, they will find a way.

  9. Brandon

    July 8, 2011 at 6:48 am

    I’d love to sign tc bt it’s unlikely. If we sign tc, trade okafor for monta. Resign Carl. Resign Jason smith. Sign Joel prybilla. Sign Patrick Ewing jr.

  10. Michael McNamara

    July 8, 2011 at 7:15 am

    If we could keep the same team, minus Landry, and you told me that we could make one big splash- yes I would prefer TC over Jamal Crawford or J Rich. I know that SG is our biggest hole, but you can get by with that if you have elite defense and rebounding. A three man big rotation of TC, West, and Okafor excites me very much. Bring back Smitty as a 4th and a D Leaguer as a 5th and I will settle for our perimeter guys.


  11. crazyb1125

    July 8, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    the hornets should start by resigning D.West and Landry immediately during this off-season. then they should trade D.West and Okafor in a 3-team trade with PHI & WASH, PHI gets= Okafor and Rashad Lewis WASH gets=D.West & E.Brand & Hornets get= A.Igruadola & Javale McGee

    then after trade goes down resign C.Landry & then trade him and Ariza to G.S. for mont ellis. after that we pretty much won’t have a PF unless we sign Big Baby in free agency. our starting line-up and stats could look like this

    PG: CP3-18.9 ppg, 10.6 apg, 4.1 rpg, 2.4 spg, 0.06 bpg
    SG: Monta Ellis-23.5 ppg, 6.0 apg, 3.6 rpg, 2.1 spg, 0.01 bpg
    SF: IGGY-17.4 ppg, 2.9 apg, 3.6 rpg, 1.9 spg, 0.3 bpg
    PF: Glen Davis-11.8 ppg, 1.9 apg, 8.9 rpg, 1.0 spg, 0.6 bpg
    C: J.McGee-11.5 ppg, 1.2 apg, 10.8 rpg, 0.5 spg, 2.56 bpg

    the Hornets are gonna have to fill in the spot for back up players during free agency!!

    I could see this team heading to the finals or at least the Western Conference what do you guys think Oh yeah once again I used the Trade Machine to get my result for the two trades but like 42 said “There is a distinct possibility that everything we, and the trade machine, knew about the expired CBA will no longer be true under the new CBA.” it still doesn’t hurt to use the trade machine to spread a lil hope that it’s not impossible to get IGGY and Monta Ellis at the same time.

    • crazyb1125

      July 8, 2011 at 8:39 pm

      By the way that’s not this years stat I’m just making a prediction about next year if this stupid lock out is over and if we was to make these trade!!!

  12. Derek

    August 12, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    The healthy Tyson chandler would make this team better(ala 2008 2nd seed in playoffs to WCF’s). Chris paul isthe only piece the hornets need to lure chandler back, if that happens we would be able to trade Okafor fto teams that are in needo a defensive presence like G.S’s Monta Ellis, houston who needs to fill Yao’s place now for Kevin martin, the nuggets if Nene goes somewhere else for J.R. Smith or even detroit to give a veteran presence at C for maybe RIP or gordon. All this is vey possible, they just need to realize this need and we will win and keep Paul at the same time!

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