Wilson Chandler will not get a contract extension by tonight's deadline for 2007 first-round picks, Knicks president Donnie Walsh said yesterday.
As a result, Chandler will become a restricted free agent in July.
"We will wait until the year is over," Walsh told The Post. "It has nothing to do with Wilson. We want him. It has to do with the fact that there will be a new collective bargaining agreement and we are not sure what impact it would have."
Chandler has become an early candidate for sixth man of the year honors and could emerge as a potential pawn in a Carmelo Anthony deal. He has been the Knicks' best player since his demotion to the bench to start the season, averaging 21 points and 10 rebounds in three games. Chandler was the starting shooting guard in preseason but played passively.
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The bargaining agreement? STFU. Why do you extend Gallinari, Randolph and Douglas if you are so concerned about the new rules?
His value will rise so you can trade the 2nd best Knick for a 3 point shooter with no defensive skills, no?
If they had just extended Wilson now they could trade the likes of Gallinari and Randolph + whatever in exchange for Carmelo while keeping Wilson.
Correct me if I'm wrong but we won't be able to sign Wilson if we sign Melo?