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Phil Jackson Defends Tyson Chandler Trade In A Series Of Tweets

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Phil Jackson is clearly tired of hearing about it.

The Knicks' president has been criticized by many for the June trade that sent Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton to the Mavericks for Shane Larkin, Wayne Ellington, Jose Calderon, Samuel Dalembert and two second-round draft picks.


On Thursday, just two days after Chandler scored eight points and tallied 14 rebounds in a Mavs win over the Knicks, Jackson defended the move in a series of tweets.

Many Knicks fans are tired of being patient, as the franchise is off to a franchise-worst 5-22 start.

In the Mavericks' first meeting of the season against the Knicks -- a 109-102 overtime victory for Dallas at American Airlines Center on November 26 -- Chandler scored 17 and dominated on the glass with 25 rebounds.

Calderon, the most high-profile player that the Knicks got in the trade, has missed 13 games due to injury and is averaging just 8.2 points.

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