I think he could def. help the team off the bench in a 6th man role, or maybe he could even start as our 2 guard.
Wilson chandler isn't built to be a 2 guard starters. He's a 3/4 tweener with the ability to guard a SG if necessary. Personally I think Wilson Chandler would be a damn good 6th man on the Knicks. Since he's shown that he can continue to score after coming off the bench.
However, W Chandler is a restricted free agent which means that Denver could match any offer made for him this year.
On top of that I am like 99% sure the Knicks wants Chris Paul on their team OD. That means that its unlikely they would want to offer Chandler the multi-year deal necessary to get him from the Nuggets since they are avoiding contracts that last for a few years.
Now if the Hard Cap becomes a reality and the odds of NY acquiring Chris Paul become impossible I could see them targeting Wilson Chandler maybe as a sixth man who can sub in for the teams stars without a major drop in production.
On the flip Chris Singleton in this years draft brings the Defense Wilson use to bring along with the possibility of becoming a better scorer (something Wilson improved on each year as a knick)
Why would he give NY a discount? They traded his ass specifically so that they wouldn't have to pay him later. (edit...and like Wargames said, he's RFA, so any ideas about a discount are moot)
It would have to a pretty big discount to work for NY. They have to spread what little cap space they have left pretty thin to a lot of players, and Chandler would simply take up too much of it, even with a discount.
Chandler was so frustrating cause his facial expression made you wonder whether or not he actually cared.
He had moments where his ferocity and athleticism made you go HOLY **** and other moments where he'd have an open lane and settle for a long jumper instead...
We need to be spending a few million a year on a center. I like Chandler, but unless he's gonna come at like three million a year, then sadly no.
No one knows what is going to happen. Thats why I hope the Knicks have a contingency plan in case CP3 (who is there 2012 plan) isn't willing to take 4 million to play in NY.
the problem with these low ball numbers is that if he's willing to accept a alot less money then Denver would be stupid not to just match that. if NY offers 3mil/yr and Will says ok, the nuggets could just say ok, we're matching and boom! they'll have will locked in at 3mil/yr for a multi yr contract.
Denver offered him a contract already. Numbers on the contract haven't been released.
so far it seems they just offered him the qualifying offer. That makes perfect sense considering the questions about the new CBA and his level of play post trade.
But like RunningJumper said W Chandler is not a necessity. No sixth man ever is, they're usually a luxury teams invest in to improve their roster to compete against other contenders. Right now we have arguably 2 stars and question marks everywhere else. A year from now though that may be very different.