New York Knicks forward Wilson Chandler has been playing like a man possessed thus far in 2010-11.
Following his move to the sixth-man role, he has responded by putting up averages of 21 points, 10 rebounds, 1.3 steals, three blocks and less than one turnover per game—arguably better numbers than those of New York's five-time All-Star acquisition, Amar'e Stoudemire.
However, Chandler and the Knicks still did not manage to work out an extension to his contract by the NBA's deadline for 2007 first-round draft picks, November 1.
Therefore, he is set to become a restricted free agent following the season—meaning that New York will have the chance to match any team's offer to their fourth-year, 23-year-old.
But, given Chandler's solid contributions in the past and his promising start this year, why did the Knicks fail to lock down such a potential star?
Well, there are a number of explanations, largely summed up by the following three reasons.