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Tyson Chandler 'not there yet' on re-evaluating his Phoenix future

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Chandler happy with Suns? (1:14)

Suns center Tyson Chandler joins The Jump to share his thoughts regarding his future in Phoenix and if he wants to be traded to a contender. (1:14)

With Phoenix coming off its sixth season in a row of not making the playoffs, veteran center Tyson Chandler says he isn't ready to voice his concerns about what direction the Suns might be heading.

There are big questions about what will fall at the top of the team's priority list this offseason, but Chandler has decided to take a wait-and-see approach.

"Me and management have a great relationship and we communicate," he said on ESPN's The Jump with Rachel Nichols Monday. "If there is a decision and they want to go young and stay young, then we'll have that conversation. But we're not there."

Chandler said he has no plans to seek a trade and remains committed to sitting tight while Phoenix's offseason plays out.

"I'm happy where I am," he said Thursday. "I feel like the Suns have a bright future if we continue to build and build the right way. It's all about building the right way."

Chandler said he simply wants to see if Phoenix is looking at a major rebuilding effort and prefers to wait to open up communication with the Suns' front office.

"The culture has to be right, but I'm not there yet," Chandler told The Jump.

The Suns, whose 23-59 record in 2015-16 was the second-worst record in franchise history, face daunting challenges in the season ahead. They need talent everywhere except probably at guard. They could use front-line scoring, preferably from a veteran player or two, and remain in search of a "franchise" veteran player.

They also need to stay healthy. Guard Eric Bledsoe blew out his knee in February, forward T.J. Warren went down with a season-ending knee injury and guard Brandon Knight dealt with injuries throughout the season before undergoing sports hernia surgery.

The Suns also have a new permanent coach in Earl Watson this season, although he is quite familiar with the players, having been promoted from assistant coach to interim head coach when Jeff Hornacek was fired in February.

The one bright spot is the Suns have two high first-round picks and $20 million to $30 million in salary cap space.

The 33-year-old Chandler signed a four-year, $52 million contract in 2015 to come to Phoenix.

He averaged just 7.2 points per game last season as he was brought in to provide a big presence on the court and inside the locker room. But the team's failure to make the playoffs added to the longest stretch of futility for a franchise that for so many years was a postseason fixture.