I don't think its all that. I think he's playing hurt and he's afraid to give the extra effort cause he's afraid he'll blow out his knee or something....just a guess...
We know since he got Happy Walters as an agent, he is going to want big money
The reprts were that Chandlers new agent was seeking a deal in the 50 million dollar range, and my guess is about 7-10 mil per year which is way too high for Wilson.
Wilson is a very young player on the rise and helps in every way, but only a sucker team would go for a deal like that
Wilson will be traded and he has to deal with it.
Believe me when I say, "Chandler is a keeper for the next 2 to 4 seasons",
the performance the Knicks gave in their first 41 games this season prove
the Knicks is desperate for a defensive tall-ball headcoach for the outstanding
performance from Felton/ Douglas/ Fields/ Chandler/ Amare/and Turiaf.
These 6-players already "earned" a second-season together as part of a
12-man roster next season under a different headcoach
All the peeps wanting Melo in New York, are the same ole Gallo-Fans whom
found out Gallo is not going to become a super-star Dirk, or a star point-
foward Odom. So rather than give the Knicks future starting SF spot to
Wilson Chandler they feel its better to give Carmelo a max contract worth
a $100M to be the Knicks future SF.
Imagine a NO-DEFENSE tandem Amare & Carmelo in a postseason series
trying to defend the paint in the 4th quarter of each game.
Melo would go nice with Amare under an experience defensive bigman headcoach
Tom Thibodeau or coach JVG. The average NBA headcoach could
not get Amare & Melo pass the first round playoffs.
I saw him live in front-row seats and he looked totally out of it. It was obvious he wasn't his usual self and the reason was obvious. Sorry you don't feel the same way. It's obvious he's trying to hurt his trade value because he doesn't want to leave the Knicks or NYC. Believe what you want.
All of you are focusing on losing Chandler (a guy who's coming off the bench for us, at that) yet you fail to focus on the addition of Carmelo Anthony (if, of course, Chandler leaves)
Again, we should get Chandler back if we can do it at the right price and if it means we don't have to sacrifice anything.
Look, I like Wilson Chandler, but Carmelo Anthony is a future Hall of Famer and a franchise player. Chandler isn't that good...let's be honest now. I like him and I'd love to keep him but I'm not losing any sleep if Chandler signs with someone else and Carmelo is tearing it up at MSG.
Also for what it's worth Chandler leaving would be the final death knell of the Isiah era, which...I dunno, just seems exciting in and of itself
No offense against Will the Thrill, but I think we looked excellent without him in the team and more size in Randolph and Mozgov.
Chandler shouldn't play at PF to be honest. Unfortunately our head coach thinks otherwise. I can understand his point, but I think the negative effects of a small frontcourt outweigh the positives.
should be our starting lineup from now on imo with Chandler coming off the bench to play the 3 spot.
Also Shawne Williams guarding centers is a terrible idea.
Will the Thrill has grown on me over these past few years. Like the improvements he has made this season. Would like to see him, Gallo, Fields AND Melo in a Knicks uniform next year; I know that may be wishful thinking on my part though lol.
I don't think you could tell how Will is feeling anyway when he's got that look on his face 24/7- Ha!
if these trade rumors are getting to his head, i'm starting to question his mental toughness and attitude. and if i was walsh, i'd think twice about giving him that fat contract he's going to expect when he becomes a free agent. the last thing the knicks need is 50 million dollar head-case.
maybe they took away his weed