Knicks nab Tyson Chandler

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler has plenty of goals for his new team.

But his top priority is a simple one.

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"To get everybody playing defense," Chandler said at his introductory news conference on Saturday.

That's exactly why the Knicks went after him.

New York acquired Chandler via a sign-and-trade as part of a three-team deal. They completed the transaction on Saturday.

The Knicks sent veteran center Ronny Turiaf, cash considerations and a 2013 second-round pick to Washington. They also dealt second-year guard Andy Rautins to the Dallas Mavericks. Dallas sent a second-round 2012 draft choice to Washington and the draft rights to Ahmad Nivins and Giorgos Printezis to New York. Washington also sent a future second round draft choice to Dallas.

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