Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Woody's words spark Tyson's torrid play
By Ian Begley
Early last week, Mike Woodson called Tyson Chandler into his office to deliver a simple message: You're an All-Star, so start playing like one.
"I just wanted him to be complete," Woodson said. "I didn’t think he was playing complete basketball. He was taking possessions off, he wasn’t moving the pace offensively and he wasn’t getting it done in terms of rebounding the basketball. You can’t be an All-Star and not play like it."
Clearly, Woodson's message sunk in.
Chandler has been on a tear since his talk with Woodson, with three straight 20-rebound games.
The latest came Monday night against the Pistons, when Chandler scored eight points and pulled down 20 rebounds.