Tyson Chandler not playing in China

Updated: November 22, 2011, 12:26 PM ET
By Chris Broussard | ESPN The Magazine

Tyson Chandler has decided not to accept an offer to play basketball in China during the NBA lockout.

The Dallas Mavericks free-agent center told ESPN The Magazine that he rejected a lucrative contract offer from the Zhejiang Guangsha Lions.

"I was considering it but I don't think I'm going to do it," Chandler said in a text message. "It was hard to turn down."

Chandler, who will be one of the hottest free agents on the market after helping the Mavericks defeat ...

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