HOUSTON, Texas — The Houston Rockets have reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with free agent center Tyson Chandler.
Chandler was the second overall pick of the 2001 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Clippers, then was immediately traded to the Chicago Bulls. He has also played for the New Orleans Hornets, Charlotte Bobcats, Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks, and Phoenix Suns.
Free agent center Tyson Chandler has agreed to a one-year deal with Rockets, agent Jeff Schwartz of @excelsm tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) 12 juli 2019
As starting center for Dallas, he played an integral role in the franchise’s first NBA championship in 2011. He has been named to the NBA All-Defensive Team three times. While with New York, Chandler was voted the NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 2012, when he was also named to the All-NBA Third Team. He won gold medals with the US national team in the 2010 FIBA World Championship and the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Chandler, 36, spent most of last season with the Los Angeles Lakers, with whom he averaged 5.6 rebounds and 3.1 points in 16.4 minutes per game.