Chandler Trade Likely Before Friday


Sultan of Swat
Staff member
The Times Picayune - The rumored deal between the Hornets and Bulls centered around Tyson Chandler will likely happen before Friday, according to Arn Tellem, who is the agent for guard J.R. Smith.

The rumored deal would see Chandler move to New Orleans, with forward P.J. Brown and Smith coming to Chicago.

The Times-Picayune is reporting that Smith's father, Earl, said he spoke with Tellem on Tuesday morning and was told the news.

"It would be a fine move that I think is great," Earl Smith said by telephone Tuesday. "It would give J.R. a chance to redeem himself, and I think he would fit in perfect with those guys. They have a chance to contend in the East."

Earlier this week, Earl Smith said his son would not play for the Hornets' summer league team in Las Vegas because of the possible trade. When the Hornets released their summer roster Monday, Smith wasn't on the list.