Tyson Chandler was a key to the Dallas Mavericks championship season last year, but the center has indicated that he doesn't think they will elect to retain his services for this season. If Chandler finds himself on the open market, he immediately becomes one of the NBA's top free agents -- and therefore, the New Jersey Nets are interested.
The Nets have been involved in numerous NBA trade rumors as they look to build a powerhouse around Deron Williams, but if they are unable to lure Dwight Howard via trade this season, it sounds like Chandler is definitely on their radar.
"There's mutual interest," one source close to the situation with Chandler said last night while another described the two-way interest as "strong."
Chandler has had injury issues in the past, but ended last season with the league's best true shooting percentage while cutting down on his turnovers and continuing to be a solid force on defense and the boards. Depending on the price tag, he should definitely be able to help out the Nets next to Brook Lopez.