He's no longer the slight-of-build 7-foot-1 post player who was nagged by recurring injuries, free-throw shooting inconsistencies and frustrating periods of offensive inefficiency. The Tyson Chandler that Hornets fans recall was all that.

Today's updated version is a fleshed-out, confident force in the middle of the lane, the reigning NBA Defensive Player of the Year with the Knicks, playing for his third team since being traded by New Orleans to the Charlotte Bobcats in 2009 for Emeka Okafor.