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Tyson Chandler is coming to New York!

12/9/2011

Tyson Chandler confirmed on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM's "Ben & Skin" show Friday morning that he will sign with the Knicks.

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"It just really happened over the last, like, 48 hours," Chandler said. "I just think the future of the team, being able to play alongside Amare Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony and the young talent that they already have, I feel like puts us in contention over the next four or five years."

Because Chandler won't be dealt in a sign-and-trade, the move assures that the Knicks will have to amnesty starting point guard Chauncey Billups. It also assures that the team will have their best center since Patrick Ewing -- someone who will be able to patch up the defensive and rebounding woes they experienced last season.

Chandler opted to sign with the Knicks after being heavily courted by the Warriors and Rockets, among other teams.

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