Chandler declared himself eligible for the 2007 NBA Draft after enjoying only a modest amount of success at De Paul.
The Knicks took him with the 23rd overall pick and he began to receive regular playing time late into his first season.
Since that point, Chandler has slowly been emerging as a potential All-Star and a cornerstone for the future of the Knicks' franchise.
Perhaps his greatest strength as a player is his impressive versatility.
Chandler is capable of doing almost anything on the basketball court. He is a good rebounder and defender. He is an above average passer and has the ability to score from long distance as well as inside the paint. His game has been compared to Shawn Marion’s and I can understand why.
He has struggled with his consistency, giving a lackluster effort one night and exploding for a superstar performance the next. With his surrounding cast slowly improving around him, I expect to see that consistency to improve along with his teammates.
Last year he put up decent numbers, (14.4 PTS, 5.4 REB, 2.1 AST, .97 BLK) but as he continues to find his way on the basketball court, expect those numbers to increase dramatically.
He will be good for 18-20 points a night this season, and I don’t expect him to remain unknown for long.