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Tyson Cleotis Chandler (born October 2, 1982) is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns
Phoenix Suns
of the National Basketball
Association (NBA). Chandler was the second overall pick of the 2001 NBA draft
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, and New York Knicks. As starting center for Dallas, he played an integral role in the franchise's first NBA championship in 2011. He was also a member of the United States men's national basketball team's gold medal runs in the 2010 FIBA World Championship
FIBA World Championship
and the 2012 Summer Olympics. He plays the center position.


1 Early life and high school career 2 Professional career

2.1 Chicago Bulls
Chicago Bulls
(2001–2006) 2.2 New Orleans Hornets
New Orleans Hornets
(2006–2009) 2.3 Charlotte Bobcats
Charlotte Bobcats
(2009–2010) 2.4 Dallas Mavericks
Dallas Mavericks
(2010–2011) 2.5 New York Knicks
New York Knicks
(2011–2014) 2.6 Return to Dallas Mavericks
Dallas Mavericks
(2014–2015) 2.7 Phoenix Suns
Phoenix Suns

3 National team career 4 Personal life 5 NBA career statistics

5.1 Regular season 5.2 Playoffs

6 Notes 7 See also 8 References 9 External links

Early life and high school career[edit] Chandler was born to Frank Chandler and Vernie Threadgill, though he did not meet his father Frank until later in his life.[1] He grew up in a family farm in Hanford, California, just south of Fresno, California. Chandler began playing basketball at the age of three years on a basket Chandler's grandfather, Cleotis, fixed on a tree. Chandler grew up doing farm work such as milking cows, slopping pigs, and cultivating crops. At the age of nine years, Chandler and his mother moved to San Bernardino, California; he was already nearly six feet tall. As a child, Chandler was teased because of his height; children on his school basketball team joked that he was older than he really was, and that he had been left back several times in school.[2] Chandler and his family then moved to Compton, California, where he enrolled at Dominguez High School, a school known for its athletics, producing basketball players such as Dennis Johnson
Dennis Johnson
and Cedric Ceballos. In his freshman year, Chandler made the varsity team and played with future NBA player Tayshaun Prince, who was then a senior. With the Dominguez Dons, Chandler became a teenage sensation; current players such as DeMar DeRozan
DeMar DeRozan
watched him play and claimed "he was like Shaq". Point guard Brandon Jennings, who was a ball boy for Dominguez at the time, said, "You'd see the girls around Tyson, the Escalade he drove, and you wanted to be like him".[3] Chandler earned accolades from Parade Magazine and USA Today, and was selected to the McDonald's High School All-America Team. As a freshman, he was profiled on current affairs TV program 60 Minutes. In his junior year, Chandler averaged 20 points, 12 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 blocks. In his senior year, Chandler led Dominguez to a state championship and a 31–4 record, averaging 26 points, 15 rebounds, and 8 blocks a game.[2] Chandler was recruited by several universities and considered UCLA, Arizona, Syracuse, Memphis, Kentucky and Michigan. Chandler then declared for the 2001 NBA draft
NBA draft
as a prep-to-pro. Professional career[edit] Chicago Bulls
Chicago Bulls
(2001–2006)[edit] Tyson Chandler
Tyson Chandler
was selected 2nd overall by the Los Angeles Clippers, who immediately traded his rights to the Chicago Bulls
Chicago Bulls
for former NBA Rookie of the Year Award recipient Elton Brand. The Bulls intended to pair Chandler with fellow high school phenomenon Eddy Curry
Eddy Curry
in the front court. However, while both players had stretches of success during their time with the Bulls, they rarely coincided. In Chandler's case, back problems were a recurring issue throughout his career, particularly during the 2003–04 season. During the early part of his career, Chandler feuded with Brendan Haywood
Brendan Haywood
of the Washington Wizards and Amar'e Stoudemire
Amar'e Stoudemire
of the Phoenix Suns. Later, although the feuds became less frequent, Chandler struggled with foul trouble, which limited his playing time. Chandler also played a major role in the Bulls' playoff run in the 2004–05 season. Finding a role as a fourth-quarter defensive specialist, with notable game-saving blocks against stars like Paul Pierce and Carmelo Anthony, he was rewarded with a long-term deal to remain with the Chicago Bulls
Chicago Bulls
for the next six years, reportedly worth close to $63 million. With Curry's departure after the 2004–05 season, Chandler became the last member of the Bulls left from the Jerry Krause era. During the 2005–2006 season, Chandler's biggest impact was on defense, but he struggled again with foul problems and averaged only 5.3 points per game. Due in part to his sub-par playoff performance and the Bulls' signing of four-time Defensive Player of the Year Ben Wallace in the off-season after the 2005–2006 season, Bulls GM John Paxson began to consider moving Chandler. On July 5, 2006, the Bulls and the Hornets verbally agreed to a trade that would send Chandler to the New Orleans Hornets
New Orleans Hornets
in exchange for J. R. Smith
J. R. Smith
and P.J. Brown.[4] The deal was finalized the following week.[5] New Orleans Hornets
New Orleans Hornets

Chandler with the Hornets in March 2009

In his first year in New Orleans
New Orleans
(back when the team was facing uncertainty of whether they were coming back to New Orleans
New Orleans
or were moving to Oklahoma City), Chandler had a breakout season in 2006–2007, averaging 9.5 ppg and 12.4 rpg to go with 1.8 bpg. Chandler followed that up with an even better season for New Orleans where he put up 11.7 points and 11.8 rebounds a game and led the league in offensive rebounding. His defense, rebounding and the ability to connect with Chris Paul
Chris Paul
on the Crescent City Connection (Name for their alleyoop pass) allowed the Hornets to claim the 2007–08 Southwest division for the first time ever with 56 wins. Chandler played well in the playoffs and defended Tim Duncan valiantly but in the end the Hornets lost a heartbreaking Game 7 where Chandler limited Duncan to 5–17 shooting. In 197 regular season games with the Hornets franchise, Chandler averaged 10.2 ppg, 11.3 rpg and 1.4 bpg, while shooting 61.1% from the field. On February 17, 2009, Chandler was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Chris Wilcox, Joe Smith and the rights to DeVon Hardin.[6] However, he failed the physical because of a toe injury, and one day later, the Thunder announced that they rescinded the trade.[7] Coincidentally, the doctor in Oklahoma City who failed Chandler on the physical was the same doctor who had performed corrective surgery on the toe two years earlier.[8] Charlotte Bobcats
Charlotte Bobcats
(2009–2010)[edit] On July 28, 2009, he was traded to the Charlotte Bobcats
Charlotte Bobcats
in exchange for Emeka Okafor.[9] Chandler joined a Bobcats team that had never made the playoffs in their young history. Chandler struggled with injuries in 2009–10, missing more than a month with a stress fracture in his left foot. Chandler still helped the Bobcats win 44 games and earn their first-ever postseason berth. The Bobcats, led by Gerald Wallace
Gerald Wallace
and Stephen Jackson, made it to the playoffs as the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference, and went up against the Orlando Magic. Chandler had the task of defending Dwight Howard. Chandler limited Howard to 9 points and 9 rebounds per game, both below his season and career averages.[10] The Bobcats were, however, swept in their first trip to the playoffs with their Bobcats moniker. Dallas Mavericks
Dallas Mavericks

Chandler with the Mavericks in February 2011

On July 13, 2010, Chandler was traded to the Dallas Mavericks, along with Alexis Ajinça, in exchange for Matt Carroll, Erick Dampier
Erick Dampier
and Eduardo Nájera.[11] According to USA Today, this trade was one of the most lopsided trades in NBA history; Chandler "was the perfect fit during his first season with the Mavericks, anchoring their defense on the way to the franchise's first championship."[12] Chandler quickly became a fan-favorite in Dallas because of his defensive efforts and athleticism on both ends of the floor. He was credited with making the Mavericks "tough" with his hustle and intensity.[13] The Mavericks went 57–25, earning the third seed in the Western Conference. They defeated the Portland Trail Blazers
Portland Trail Blazers
in six games in the first round, swept the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers
in the second round, and defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City Thunder
in five games in the Western Conference Finals. The Mavericks went into the NBA Finals as the underdog,[14][15] facing the Miami Heat
Miami Heat
and their "Big Three" of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade
Dwyane Wade
and Chris Bosh. Chandler was instrumental in the series with his defense.[16] He was forced to play major minutes because of an injury to backup center Brendan Haywood
Brendan Haywood
and the inexperience of Ian Mahinmi. In Game 4, Chandler recorded 13 points and 16 rebounds. The Mavericks won their maiden championship with a 4–2 series victory over the Heat.[17] For his defensive efforts throughout the regular season, Chandler was selected to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team. New York Knicks
New York Knicks

Chandler (#6) with the Knicks in March 2013

On December 9, 2011, Chandler announced that he agreed to terms on a four-year contract with the New York Knicks
New York Knicks
worth $58 million.[18] He was officially acquired by the Knicks in a three-team sign-and-trade.[19] On Opening Day, Christmas 2011, Chandler finished with 7 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 6 blocks in a 106–104 win over the Boston Celtics. Chandler finished the regular season with a 67.9% field goal percentage, the third highest in NBA history until that point, exceeded only by Wilt Chamberlain
Wilt Chamberlain
in 1967 (68.26%) and 1973 (72.7%), and later by DeAndre Jordan.[20] He won the 2012 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award with 45 first place votes and 311 points overall, ahead of Serge Ibaka
Serge Ibaka
of the Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City Thunder
with 41 first place votes and 294 votes,[21] and became the first ever Knick to win the award.[22] In May 2012, Chandler was named second team All-Defensive behind Ibaka and Dwight Howard
Dwight Howard
of the Orlando Magic, who made first-team All-Defensive.[23] Although Chandler was voted Defensive Player of the Year by the press, the All-Defensive Team is chosen by the league's 30 head coaches (who cannot vote for their own players). And while his 13 first-team votes and 36 overall points were more than the totals for first-team selections Tony Allen of the Memphis Grizzlies
Memphis Grizzlies
and Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers, Howard received 41 points with 16 first-team votes, and only one center can be named to the team.[24] During the 2012–13 season, Chandler was named a reserve for the 2013 NBA All-Star
NBA All-Star
Game. It was the first All-Star selection of his career. In February, Chandler recorded 20 rebounds in three straight games, becoming the first Knick to do so since Willis Reed
Willis Reed
in December 1969.[25] Chandler had 7 points and 8 rebounds at the 2013 NBA All-Star Game.[26] On February 27, 2013, Chandler recorded a career-high 28 rebounds, including 13 in the first quarter, in a 109–105 victory over the Golden State Warriors. On November 5, 2013, he suffered a right fibula fracture during a 97-102 loss to the Charlotte Bobcats.[27] Return to Dallas Mavericks
Dallas Mavericks
(2014–2015)[edit] On June 25, 2014, Chandler, along with Raymond Felton, was traded to the Dallas Mavericks
Dallas Mavericks
in exchange for Shane Larkin, Wayne Ellington, José Calderón, Samuel Dalembert, and two second round picks in the 2014 NBA draft.[28] The move reunited Chandler with teammates Dirk Nowitzki and J. J. Barea, as well as coach Rick Carlisle, who were all part of the Mavericks title team in the 2010–11 NBA season. In his first game back with Dallas on October 29 in the 2014–15 season opener, Chandler recorded eight points and 10 rebounds in a 101–100 loss to the San Antonio Spurs.[29] Chandler managed 75 games for the Mavericks in 2014–15, the most since his 2007–08 campaign. Batting through his 14th professional season, Chandler showed that he still had plenty left in the tank, as he recorded 31 double-doubles. He also held his own while matched up against Dwight Howard
Dwight Howard
during the first round of the playoffs, averaging 10.2 points and 10.8 rebounds inside during the five match-ups against the Houston Rockets, a series the Mavericks lost 4–1.[30] Phoenix Suns
Phoenix Suns
(2015–present)[edit] On July 9, 2015, Chandler signed a four-year, $52 million deal with the Phoenix Suns.[31][32] He made his debut for the Suns in the team's season opener on October 28 against his former team, the Dallas Mavericks, recording three points and six rebounds in a 111–95 loss.[33] He appeared in 15 of the team's first 16 games before missing eight straight games with a hamstring injury. On December 13, he returned to action for the Suns, coming off the bench against the Minnesota Timberwolves
Minnesota Timberwolves
and recording three points and four rebounds in 23 minutes.[34] On January 21, 2016, he recorded eight points and a season-high 20 rebounds in a loss to the San Antonio Spurs.[35] Two days later, in a 98–95 win over the Atlanta Hawks, Chandler tied a Suns record with 27 rebounds, including 17 in the first half, and also had 13 points and a season-high five assists. His 27 rebounds equaled the record total set by Paul Silas
Paul Silas
in 1971, and his 13 offensive boards set a franchise record, surpassing totals set by both Charles Barkley and Curtis Perry.[36] Chandler also became the first Suns player in franchise history to record consecutive 20-rebound games.[37] On March 9, in a loss to the New York Knicks, he became the 50th player in NBA history to reach 9,000 career rebounds.[38] On April 3, he recorded a season-high 21 points and 18 rebounds in a 101–86 loss to the Utah Jazz.[39] He tied that season high four days later, recording 21 points and 10 rebounds in a 124–115 win over the Houston Rockets.[40] Chandler missed the Suns' final two games of the season due to a concussion.[41] On October 30, 2016, Chandler recorded 18 rebounds in a 106–100 loss to the Golden State Warriors,[42] passing Hall of Famer Artis Gilmore to move into 48th on the NBA's all-time rebounding list.[43] On December 7, he played in his 1,000th game, the 122nd NBA player ever to reach that milestone. He had 10 points and 10 rebounds in a 109–94 loss to the Indiana Pacers.[44] On December 11, he recorded season highs of 14 points and 21 rebounds in a 120–119 overtime loss to the New Orleans
New Orleans
Pelicans,[45] marking his 29th career game with 20+ rebounds and first of the season.[46] Two days later, he grabbed a season-best 23 rebounds against the New York Knicks—he is the only player in franchise history to record back-to-back 20+ rebound games, having done so twice.[47] With his third 20-rebound game of the season on January 3, 2017 in a 99–90 win over the Miami Heat,[48] Chandler became the first Suns player with three-plus in a season since Charles Barkley (5) in 1993–94.[49] On January 12, 2017, he had 14 points and 19 rebounds in a 113–108 loss to the Dallas Mavericks. It was his fourth straight game with 15 or more rebounds, the longest streak by a Suns player since Shawn Marion
Shawn Marion
had four in 2006.[50] Two days later, he had a fifth straight 15-rebound effort in a 108–105 win over the San Antonio Spurs, setting the longest streak by a Suns player since at least the 1983–84 season.[51] On January 19, he recorded a season-high 22 points and 16 rebounds in a 118–103 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. He had at least 15 rebounds in his sixth straight game, matching the franchise record set by Jim Fox in 1969.[52] Two days later, he had 16 rebounds in a 107–105 win over the New York Knicks. It was his seventh straight game with 15+ rebounds, setting the longest such streak in Suns franchise history.[53] His streak ended at seven after recording nine rebounds in a win against the Toronto Raptors
Toronto Raptors
on January 22.[54] Two days later, he tied his season high with 22 points on 9-of-9 shooting to go with 17 rebounds in a 112–111 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.[55] Chandler appeared in just 47 games in 2016–17 after being deactivated following the All-Star break.[56] On December 26, 2017, from an inbounds play with 0.6 seconds left in a tied game, Chandler made a slam dunk off a pass from Dragan Bender
Dragan Bender
to lift the Suns to a 99–97 win over the Memphis Grizzlies.[57] It was Chandler's third career go-ahead field goal in the final five seconds of a game and his first in over eight years.[58] On January 14, 2018, Chandler grabbed 14 rebounds against the Indiana Pacers
Indiana Pacers
to become the 40th player in league history to reach 10,000 for his career (10,003).[59] National team career[edit]

Chandler with the US national team in July 2012

Chandler was named first alternate on the United States national team which competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Chandler was a member of the United States team at the 2010 FIBA World Championship, a team that finished 9–0 in the tournament and won the gold medal, the USA's first world championship since 1994. He played in all nine World Championship games as a backup center, averaged 2.6 ppg and 2.7 rpg, shot 64.3 percent from the field, and blocked five shots.[60] Chandler was chosen to play for the United States team in the 2012 London Summer Olympics, and was named the team's starting center. The United States team finished undefeated in the tournament and won the gold medal over Spain with a 107–100 victory. Chandler played 9 minutes, and made 1 of 2 shots from the field. He ended the game with two points, which were the first points scored during the game.[61] Personal life[edit] Until the age of 10, Chandler grew up with his grandfather on a farm in central California.[62][63] His sister, Erica, played basketball at Pepperdine University.[64] He has three brothers: Terrell, Tervon, and Ryan.[65] His paternal grandmother is of German descent.[66] Chandler is the son of Frank Chandler and the late Vernie Re Threadgill.[67] Chandler and his wife Kimberly were married in 2005. They have three children. Chandler and his wife organized a charity to help New Orleans families who suffered from Hurricane Katrina. The charity helped purchase "small things" (as Chandler said) for the families' homes: TVs, stoves, microwaves, refrigerators, pots, pans etc. The wives of Chandler's teammates helped in the efforts.[68] He was the subject of a limited edition 100 copy zine titled "Tyson Chandler". The zine was created in fall 2011 by Camilla Venturini and the photographer Ari Marcopoulos, and was the subject of a lengthy article in the Wall Street Journal.[69] In 2016, Chandler joined UNICEF Kid Power as a UNICEF Kid Power Champion for a mission in Uganda,[70] in an effort to fight global malnutrition and as well as raise awareness among kids, via the world's first "wearable for good". NBA career statistics[edit]


  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game

 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw
Free throw

 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game

 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

† Denotes season in which Chandler won an NBA championship

Led the league

Regular season[edit]


2001–02 Chicago 71 31 19.6 .497 .000 .604 4.8 .8 .4 1.3 6.1

2002–03 Chicago 75 68 24.4 .531 .000 .608 6.9 1.0 .5 1.4 9.2

2003–04 Chicago 35 8 22.3 .424 .000 .669 7.7 .7 .5 1.2 6.1

2004–05 Chicago 80 10 27.4 .494 .000 .673 9.7 .8 .9 1.8 8.0

2005–06 Chicago 79 50 26.8 .565 .000 .503 9.0 1.0 .5 1.3 5.3

2006–07 New Orleans 73 73 34.6 .624 .000 .527 12.4 .9 .5 1.8 9.5

2007–08 New Orleans 79 79 35.2 .623 .000 .593 11.7 1.0 .6 1.1 11.8

2008–09 New Orleans 45 45 32.1 .565 .000 .579 8.7 .5 .3 1.2 8.8

2009–10 Charlotte 51 27 22.8 .574 .000 .732 6.3 .3 .3 1.1 6.5

2010–11† Dallas 74 74 27.8 .654 .000 .732 9.4 .4 .5 1.1 10.1

2011–12 New York 62 62 33.2 .679 .000 .689 9.9 .9 .9 1.4 11.3

2012–13 New York 66 66 32.8 .638 .000 .694 10.7 .9 .6 1.1 10.4

2013–14 New York 55 55 30.2 .593 .000 .632 9.6 1.1 .7 1.1 8.7

2014–15 Dallas 75 75 30.5 .666 .000 .720 11.5 1.1 .6 1.2 10.3

2015–16 Phoenix 66 60 24.5 .583 .000 .620 8.7 1.0 .5 .7 7.2

2016–17 Phoenix 47 46 27.6 .671 .000 .734 11.5 .6 .7 .5 8.4

Career 1,033 829 28.4 .594 .000 .647 9.4 .8 .6 1.2 8.7

All-Star 1 0 17.0 .400 .000 1.000 8.0 .0 .0 .0 7.0



2005 Chicago 6 0 28.7 .475 .000 .696 9.7 1.3 .2 2.2 11.7

2006 Chicago 6 0 17.3 .667 .000 .300 4.5 .5 .3 .3 1.8

2008 New Orleans 12 12 34.3 .632 .000 .625 10.3 .4 .4 1.7 8.0

2009 New Orleans 4 4 23.5 .500 .000 .500 5.3 .5 .5 .3 3.8

2010 Charlotte 4 0 15.0 .545 .000 .667 2.5 .5 .5 .8 3.5

2011† Dallas 21 21 32.4 .582 .000 .679 9.2 .4 .6 .9 8.0

2012 New York 5 5 33.4 .440 .000 .600 9.0 .8 1.4 1.4 6.2

2013 New York 12 12 29.2 .538 .000 .750 7.3 .3 .7 1.2 5.7

2015 Dallas 5 5 32.0 .655 .000 .500 10.8 .2 .6 1.2 10.2

Career 75 59 29.3 .566 .000 .634 8.3 .5 .6 1.1 7.0


^ During the 2005–06 and 2006–07 seasons, the team was known as the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets during their temporary relocation to Oklahoma City due to Hurricane Katrina.

See also[edit]

List of National Basketball Association
National Basketball Association
career blocks leaders List of National Basketball Association
National Basketball Association
career rebounding leaders List of NBA players with 1000 games played


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families who suffered from Hurricane Katrina.  ^ Cohen, Ben (November 19, 2011). "One Baller's Biggest Fan". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved November 20, 2011.  ^ "Tyson Chandler: UNICEF Kid Power Champion". UNICEF Kid Power. 

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Phoenix Suns
Phoenix Suns
current roster

0 Chriss 1 Booker 2 Payton 3 Dudley 4 Chandler 8 Ulis 10 Harrison 11 Knight 12 Warren 15 Williams 20 Jackson 21 Len 23 House (TW) 25 Peters (TW) 30 Daniels 32 Reed 35 Bender

Head coach: Triano (interim) Assistant coaches: Burchard Corbin Duncan Ellis Garnett Rosenthal

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2001 NBA draft

First round

Kwame Brown Tyson Chandler Pau Gasol Eddy Curry Jason Richardson Shane Battier Eddie Griffin DeSagana Diop Rodney White Joe Johnson Kedrick Brown Vladimir Radmanović Richard Jefferson Troy Murphy Steven Hunter Kirk Haston Michael Bradley Jason Collins Zach Randolph Brendan Haywood Joseph Forte Jeryl Sasser Brandon Armstrong Raül López Gerald Wallace Samuel Dalembert Jamaal Tinsley Tony Parker

Second round

Trenton Hassell Gilbert Arenas Omar Cook Will Solomon Terence Morris Brian Scalabrine Jeff Trepagnier Damone Brown Mehmet Okur Michael Wright Earl Watson Jamison Brewer Bobby Simmons Eric Chenowith Kyle Hill Sean Lampley Loren Woods Ousmane Cisse Antonis Fotsis Ken Johnson Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje Alton Ford Andre Hutson Jarron Collins Kenny Satterfield Maurice Jeffers Robertas Javtokas Alvin Jones Bryan Bracey

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United States squad – 2007 FIBA Americas Championship
FIBA Americas Championship
– Gold medal

4 Billups 5 Kidd 6 James 7 Williams 8 Redd 9 Prince 10 Bryant 11 Howard 12 Stoudemire 13 Miller 14 Chandler 15 Anthony Coach: Krzyzewski

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United States squad – 2010 FIBA World Championship
FIBA World Championship
– Gold medal

4 Billups 5 Durant (MVP) 6 Rose 7 Westbrook 8 Gay 9 Iguodala 10 Granger 11 Curry 12 Gordon 13 Love 14 Odom 15 Chandler Coach: Krzyzewski

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United States men's basketball squad – 2012 Summer Olympics
2012 Summer Olympics
– Gold medal

4 Chandler 5 Durant 6 James 7 Westbrook 8 Williams 9 Iguodala 10 Bryant 11 Love 12 Harden 13 Paul 14 Davis 15 Anthony Coach: Krzyzewski

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Dallas Mavericks
Dallas Mavericks
2010-11 NBA champions

0 Marion 2 Kidd 3 Beaubois 4 Butler 6 Chandler 11 Barea 13 Brewer 16 Stojaković 20 Jones 28 Mahinmi 31 Terry 33 Haywood 35 Cardinal 41 Nowitzki (Finals MVP) 92 Stevenson

Head coach Carlisle

Assistant coaches Armstrong Casey Grgurich Hackett Mathis Stotts

Regular season Playoffs

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