View Full Version : Tyson Chandler trade nullified!!

02-19-2009, 12:11 AM
Apparently Chandler didnt pass his physical!!!

The Oklahoma City Thunder have rescinded the trade that brought them Tyson Chandler from the New Orleans Hornets. The official word is that Chandler, who has been out nursing an ankle injury, failed his physical upon arrival in Oklahoma City.

New Orleans Hornets GM Jeff Bower says the team will "welcome Chandler back with open arms."

HOOPSWORLD's Steve Kyler is in New Orleans tonight, with the hope being that we could get some interviews and photos of Chris Wilcox and Joe Smith, the newest members of the Hornets. The two didn't suit up, however, and were not made available to the media pre-game, as had been expected.

We now know that the Hornets were waiting for word from OKC that Chandler had passed his physical.

It's expected that the Thunder will make a subsequent deal to move their highly-coveted front court players elsewhere, though it seems unlikely they would land a player of Chandler's caliber with so little time left between now and the trade deadline to work out the details.

Stay tuned to HOOPSWORLD for more!

Sean McG
02-19-2009, 12:26 AM
Damnit, was pretty excited about him.

02-19-2009, 12:53 AM
11 hours until trade deadline too...

02-19-2009, 09:52 AM
Maybe they will trade smith to Boston now.

02-19-2009, 10:10 AM
Let's hope they have something else in the works, because this is really dissapointing.

02-19-2009, 02:36 PM
bummer. cold feet LOL. I would have taken the deal anyway. They were concerned with his toe. The guy that examined him was the same guy that operated on his toe from what I read.