Berry Tramel: How the rescinded Tyson Chandler trade worked out well for the OKC Thunder

by Berry Tramel Modified: June 9, 2011 at 11:47 am •  Published: June 9, 2011
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The Oklahoman sports columnist Berry Tramel answered questions from readers in today's Power Lunch chat. Read the entire chat recap here. Participate in our Power Lunch chats Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. at NewsOK.com/sports.

On the rescinded trade that would have brought Tyson Chandler to Oklahoma City:

The rescinded trade still worked out for OKC. With Chandler on board, there would have been no trade with Chicago that landed Thabo and eventually Eric Maynor. With Chandler on board, there would have been no cap room to sign Nick Collison to the kind of contract he signed. So this deal had a lot of moving parts. It worked out well for OKC. And remember, two teams after the rescinded trade dealt away Chandler. The Hornets for something, the Bobcats for nothing.

On college athletes being paid by schools legally:

I think it's an awful idea. Players get all kinds of benefits already. It's a horrible idea, mostly pushed by coaches who are guilty at making so much money off college football.

On the latest on Oklahoma State's proposed athletic village:

Gone with the wind. Chat Reap: Berry Tramel


by Berry Tramel
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Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The...
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