Tyson Chandler to Leave Charlotte?

Evan MasseyCorrespondent IJune 11, 2010

A source close to the situation told ESPN.com that Bobcats big man Tyson Chandler is seriously considering exercising an early termination option on his contract this summer. If Chandler terminates his contract early, he’ll forfeit the remaining $12.6 million he’s due from the Bobcats and become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st.

Chandler, who is now 27 years old, had his best year during the 2007-08 season averaging 11.8 ppg and 11.8 rpg while shooting a scintillating 63 percent from the field. At the time he was considered one of the best defensive centers in the NBA. However, Chandler has struggled with injuries the last two seasons in New Orleans and Charlotte. The same source said that Chandler is now totally healthy and working out in California preparing for the 2010 season.

“He’s gotten all of his issues taken care of,” the source said, “and he’s gearing up to have a big year next season. I think you’re going to see the same Tyson who played so well for the Hornets a few years ago.”

Source: HoopsNotes, http://bballnation.net/showthread.php?628-Is-Tyson-Chandler-Likely-To-Opt-Out&p=3616#post3616