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Chris Mannix
December 08, 2008
An Eastern Conference assistant on 6'8" Wilson Chandler, a second-year Knicks forward who was averaging 14.9 points and 5.9 rebounds as a starter after getting into only 35 games last season:
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December 08, 2008

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An Eastern Conference assistant on 6'8" Wilson Chandler, a second-year Knicks forward who was averaging 14.9 points and 5.9 rebounds as a starter after getting into only 35 games last season:

"If you saw him play in the summer league, you would have said, 'Wow, has this guy improved.' The biggest change is his outside shot: He has increased his range so much that you have to defend him beyond the three-point line. His ball handling is better too, but it could stand improvement. We're talking about the perfect Mike D'Antoni player—a tweener like Robert Horry, who can swing between forward positions, and guys like that are invaluable. I hope [recent acquisitions] Al Harrington and Tim Thomas don't cut into his minutes, because he could turn into a really good player."

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