Well, that didn’t last long

The Tyson Chandler/Chris Wilcox-Joe Smith trade has been rescinded, following what appears to be unfavorable information disclosed in Chandler’s physical exam.

Said GM Sam Presti:

“There were some things in the medical process and outside consultants that gave us some concern.

“We have to listen to the people (conducting) our medicals. We feel the right decision for us was to move in another direction. We’re disappointed it did not work out.

We already knew Chandler had a bum ankle — he’s been sitting a month with that issue — but apparently this is more serious.

And being the worrywart I am, I keep thinking: “Cuttino Mobley.” In November, Mobley and Tim Thomas were traded to the Knicks, Zach Randolph and Mardy Collins becoming Clippers. There were unspecified issues with Mobley’s physical, though the Knicks made no move to rescind the trade; shortly thereafter, Mobley announced his retirement, blaming hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Poor guy never even got to play for New York.

So I hope it’s nothing horribly serious for TC, and that both the Hornets and the Thunder can get past this weird little contretemps.

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