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NBA Rumors: New York Knicks Jump To Front Of Tyson Chandler Sweepstakes, According To Report

The New York Knicks have reportedly jumped in the lead for the services of Tyson Chandler, according to Ken Berger at CBSSports.com citing multiple league executives as sources. The deal could be worth four years starting at $14 million per season. The deal would obviously increase the rebounding prowess to a maligned frontcourt, as well as potentially help lure Chris Paul from New Orleans. According to Berger, the Knicks may use amnesty to waive Chauncey Billups' contract and try to deal Ronny Turiaf to make room for Chandler.

The Golden State Warriors are reportedly making a push for the big man as well, reportedly offering a 4-year, $60 million deal. Both the Warriors and the Knicks both finished in the bottom third of the league last season in rebounding differential, and would certainly benefit from a presence like Chandler.

For more, check out Knicks blog Posting And Toasting and SB Nation's NBA Rumors StoryStream.