By Will Yoder
November 22, 2011

Free-agent center Tyson Chandler has turned down an offer to play basketball in China during the NBA lockout, according to ESPN Dallas/Fort Worth.

"I was considering it but I don't think I'm going to do it," Chandler told ESPN in a text message. "It was hard to turn down."

Chandler, 29, helped lead the Dallas Mavericks to an NBA championship over the Miami Heat last summer. In 74 games, he averaged 10.1 points and 9.4 rebounds per game on the veteran-laden Dallas squad.

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