So far this season, Tyson Chandler has been efficient. Monday against the Bobcats, he was dominant. And coming into tonight’s game against the 76ers at the Garden, the Knicks think their new center will only get better as he and his teammates continue to get to know each other.
“I do think that he’s getting a feel for what we want,’’ said Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni. “Right now Tyson’s playing at a really high level. You’ve got to be a little careful about the minutes, but we’re real excited about what he does. I think he’s the No. 1 in the league, 73 percent — it’s unbelievable.’’
That’s 73.2 percent shooting, which would far exceed Marcin Gortat’s 63.4 percent if Chandler had enough shots to qualify. Chandler had a 20-point, 13-board, three-block night, shooting 7-of-8 in the process; and D’Antoni feels he’ll improve further as Iman Shumpert matures and Baron Davis heals.