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Dallas Mavericks veteran Tim Hardaway Jr. believes that rookie big man Dereck Lively II is having a similar presence as his former New York Knicks teammate Tyson Chandler.

(via Dallas Mavericks):

“He has that ‘it factor’, man. I always look at him like, ‘Me coming into my rookie year, you’re doing the same things that Tyson Chandler did when I was going to New York: Lob threat, rebound the ball, defensive threat, communicating, talking.’ He’s doing it, so credit to him and his work ethic. He’s making it known that he’s here, and he’s here to win.”