NBA: Mavs reacquire Chandler
DALLAS (AP) — The Mavericks and New York Knicks agreed to a six-player trade that returns center Tyson Chandler to Dallas three years after he helped win a championship only to leave right away in free agency.
The Mavericks sent guards Jose Calderon, Shane Larkin and Wayne Ellington and center Samuel Dalembert to the Knicks for Chandler and point guard Raymond Felton.
The Knicks also get both of Dallas ’ draft picks tonight, a pair of second-round selections at Nos. 34 and 51.
• UNDATED — The Houston Rockets took the first step toward making a run at LeBron James.
A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that the Rockets agreed to trade Omer Asik and cash to the New Orleans Pelicans for a future first-round draft pick.
The deal was first reported by Yahoo! Sports. It gives the Rockets some of the cap space needed to go after James or Carmelo Anthony. They also will have to trade Jeremy Lin at some point to free up enough room.