Suns not trying to buy out Chandler

The Phoenix Suns are not trying to buy out veteran center Tyson Chandler, according to Scott Bordow of the Arizona Republic.

The Suns acquired big man Richaun Holmes from the Philadelphia 76ers Friday, so there was speculation Chandler could be bought out.

Chandler, 35, has one-year left on his contract and is set to make $13.6 million in 2018-19. The 7-footer averaged 6.5 points and 9.1 rebounds this past season in 46 games, shooting 64.7 percent from the field.

The Suns drafted Deandre Ayton with the first overall pick in the 2018 NBA draft.

Chandler, who was part of the Dallas Mavericks team which won the Finals in 2011, has career averages of 8.6 points and 9.4 rebounds in 1079 games.