In the wake of all these players going down in injury D'antoni really needs to take a hard look in the usage of Tyson Chandler. This lockout shortened season is taking its toll on ever team in different ways.
I want people to look at this and I truly hope for the best. For example look at Tyson Chandler and his minutes and usage.
Last year on Dallas he averaged 27:48 minutes per in a regular 82 game season.
This year he is averaging 33:36 a game in a 66 game condensed season. He hasn't averaged this many minutes since the 2007-2008 season when he played for New Orleans. Now 6 minutes a game may not seem like a lot but over a seaon thats a lot of basketball.
Last year he played a total of 2,059 minutes in a 74 game span.
This year he is on pace to play about 2,200 mintues over a 66 game span.
Now I understand some of you may think okay 8 games a hundred or so minutes may not sound like much but in a condesed season its much more brutal. He is playing 4 games in four nights at a much higher per mintue average.
Tyson does turn 30 this year and if I'm not mistaken he does have 4 or 3 years left on his contract. He also missed a significant amount of games in the 08-09 season and 09-10 season.
I just hope D'antoni doesn't run Tyson to the ground. He needs to rest him and try to find games where he could sit out.