The New York Knicks are coming off a second consecutive decent season. They have made the playoffs two years in a row, but have still not met expectations.
While injuries and coaching changes have made it difficult for some players to adjust to new lineups, there’s a great chance the Knicks will make huge strides this year with the addition of many key players and coach Mike Woodson in the fold from the get-go.
But what millions of people really want to know is… “How are these players going to do for my Fantasy Basketball team??”
This is part three of a six part series looking at the outlook for Knicks players for the 2012-2013 season, from a Fantasy perspective. Today we look at Tyson Chandler.
Chandler was the most pleasant surprise for the Knicks last season. One of the very few offseason moves that the front office can actually be proud of.
After years of turmoil at the center position, Chandler had a fantastic season and won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award, the first ever for a Knicks player. While fantasy owners should expect much of the same defensive statistics this season, I actually think his offensive stats will get better.
With the Raymond Felton/Jason Kidd/Pablo Prigioni combo at point guard, look for more pick and roll opportunities for Tyson and Amar’e Stoudemire. The ones running through Amar’e should leave open looks for Chandler in the post.
Even though Chandler has elected not to work out with Hakeem Olajuwon like Stoudemire did, I still see an increase in his numbers on the horizon.
Season Predictions: 12.4 PPG, 10 RPG, 1.5 BPG, 63% FG
Expected Draft Position: 3rd Round
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