Houston Rockets: 3 thriving things about Tyson Chandler that help team

Houston Rockets center Tyson Chandler (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
Houston Rockets center Tyson Chandler (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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Houston Rockets center Tyson Chandler (Photo by Matteo Marchi/Getty Images) /

Thing #3:  Taking care of the basketball

Chandler hasn’t been a guy known to be turnover-prone.  When he has the ball in his hands, he knows exactly what to do with it and it usually yields great results.  But as his usage rate has gone down over the years, his turnover percentage has gone up.  So this definitely a concerning trend but I don’t think it will affect the team in a negative way.

I project his numbers to be near what he netted in 2016-17 with the Phoenix Suns where he had a

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18.6 turnover percentage with a 11.2 percent usage rate.  In contrast, he had a 23.4 TOV% off a 8.5 percent usage rate last season.

It’s also important to note that’s he’s a sure-fire installation offensively to shoot the basketball from up to 10 feet away from the hoop.  Chandler shot 54.6 percent from that range last season, so that’s his sweet spot and he’ll thrive in that area as well.

All in all, I think this is a terrific signing by the Houston Rockets and I think he’ll help more than what we’re all envisioning.

I didn’t think I’d take out more than 1,400 words on the signing of Chandler but this is where I’m at.  I hope you all enjoyed my viewpoints.

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Let’s go Houston Rockets — forward and onward!

Chandler averaged 3.1 points and 5.6 rebounds while shooting 61.6 percent from the field through 55 games with the Suns and Los Angeles Lakers — six starts — last season.