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.
"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.