While it's tough to predict what situation the New York Knicks will be in before Carmelo Anthony makes his decision in free agency, the Knicks might want to consider flipping Tyson Chandler for assets that will be useful beyond the 2014-15 season.
Chandler is certainly the defensive anchor for the Knicks, but his injury troubles and declining play have led him to be incapable of carrying such bad personnel for an entire season anymore.
With the Knicks lacking the cap space to really contend next year, whether Anthony comes back or not, moving Chandler's expiring deal for a draft pick or a productive player on a rookie-scale salary makes sense.
Which teams might be interested in Chandler? Marc Stein at ESPN.com tipped us off to one potential suitor:
The most interesting whisper, at this early stage, is that the Mavs intend to be at the front of the line to try to reacquire Tyson Chandler should the Knicks make their defensive anchor available via trade.
What other teams should trade for the 7-foot center? Let's take a look.