DALLAS — The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have acquired former Maverick and 2011 NBA champion Tyson Chandler and guard Raymond Felton from the New York Knicks in exchange for center Samuel Dalembert, guards Jose Calderon, Wayne Ellington, Shane Larkin and two 2014 second-round picks.
Chandler (7-1, 240) was the starting center on the Mavericks’ 2011 NBA championship team and averaged 10.1 points and a team-high 9.4 rebounds while helping lead Dallas to its first NBA title. That season, he also earned NBA All-Defensive Second Team honors while shooting .654 from the field, which still ranks as the highest single-season field goal percentage in franchise history.
The 12-year veteran won a Gold Medal as a member of Team USA in the 2012 London Olympic Games and holds career averages of 8.7 points, 9.1 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 845 games (648 starts) with Chicago, New Orleans, Charlotte, Dallas and New York.
The Southern California native was named NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 2012 while also earning All-NBA Third Team honors. In 2013, Chandler was a first-time NBA All-Star and was voted to the NBA All-Defensive First Team by coaches.
Felton (6-1, 205) averages 13.1 points, 6.5 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 1.4 steals over 667 career games (611 starts) with Charlotte, Denver, Portland and New York. In 2010-11, he put up career numbers for the Knicks averaging 17.1 points, 9.0 assists and 1.8 steals.
The University of North Carolina product was the fifth overall selection in the 2005 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Bobcats. In his rookie season, Felton averaged 11.9 points and 5.6 assists in 80 games (54 starts) while garnering NBA All-Rookie Second Team honors.