NBA Free Agents 2011: Tyson Chandler Is a Sorry Dwight Howard Consolation Prize

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NBA Free Agents 2011: Tyson Chandler Is a Sorry Dwight Howard Consolation Prize
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With so many teams making a play for Dwight Howard, fanbases are no longer going to be elated to land the top big man in free agency, Tyson Chandler.

Howard is the best big man in the game. He can make almost any team a contender immediately and he being 25 makes him the ideal piece to build around.

Chandler was instrumental to the Mavericks during their championship run, but there are a number of questions teams will need to answer before they bring him in.

Will he be able to dominate in this stage in his career without Dirk Nowitzki complementing him in the frontcourt? Will the inconsistency that has followed him throughout his career plague him wherever he goes? It he worth the money?

Howard is a sure-fire home run. The only question that needs asking in regards to Howard is, "How do we get him?"

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Next to Nene Hilario, Chandler looks like a solid acquisition. There is a lot to like about him and for teams starving for height, he might be worth the steep price tag.

Teams who are inserting themselves into the Howard conversation are setting their fans up for disappointment. Bringing in Chandler may have been seen as a great move to beef up the frontcourt prior to the Howard buzz, but now he seems to be nothing more than a sorry consolation prize.

There is only one Superman.

Fans who were hoping he would swoop in and save the day are going to be grossly disappointed when their team brings in Chandler.

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