It's looking more and more like Tyson Chandler will be playing for the New York Knicks next season. Chandler has a "98 percent" chance of going there, according to ESPN's Marc Stein, and the Golden State Warriors, who offered Chandler a contract, have conceded defeat, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.
The two major questions now are: how does Chandler get on the Knicks, and what does this mean for the Knicks' pursuit of Chris Paul. For the Knicks to create enough cap room to sign Chandler, they must do something with point guard Chauncey Billups. One scenario described by Wojnarowski has Billups being sent to the Dallas Mavericks in a sign-and-trade for Chandler. If that cannot happen, the Knicks could trade him into a team with cap space or use the amnesty clause to release him.
As for the Knicks' plans to pursue Paul, this would definitely put a dent in it. The Knicks would now no longer have the cap room to sign Paul next summer, according to Wojnarowski, and would also have very few tradeable assets. Stein indicates the Knicks have even thought about dealing Amar'e Stoudemire in an attempt to land Paul. That might be their only chance to make something work, and it would be a radical move.