Former Denver Post writer, and current Yahoo! Sports writer, Marc Spears reported tonight that Wilson Chandler is expected to be back with the Nuggets. Chandler's agent, Chris Luchey, is indicating that his client be willing to play out the season or sign long-term with Denver. The Nuggets could really use Chandler's services sooner rather than later ...
Restricted free agent forward Wilson Chandler plans to re-sign with Nuggets once he returns from China, his agent Chris Luchey told Y!Sports (@SpearsNBAYahoo)
Luchey tells Y! there is "significant interest" from other teams, but Chandler will re-sign either to rest of season or long-term with DEN. (@SpearsNBAYahoo)
Chandler turns 25 years-old in May and has averaged 15.3 points per game and 5.7 rebounds during his four-year NBA career. The talented 6'8'' and 225 pound forward also suffers from what his agent once said could be chronic ankle issues.
I'm not sure what sort of long term deal Masai Ujiri and Josh Kroenke can hammer out for Wilson, but it sure would be nice to have him back in the fold long term. Count me among those who think it's a good idea to keep him in town. When the trade with the Knicks went down, I thought Chandler had the chance to become the best player Denver received in return and someone who could one day play in multiple all-star games.
After Chandler came over, I was a little disappointed in his efforts at times, but getting traded for the first time can do funny things to a player's confidence. Perhaps with the Nuggets committing to Chandler long term would do wonders for his mentality.
Where will Chandler play if he stay in Denver? Will he be happy coming off the bench as Danilo Gallinari's backup? Can the Nuggets start four players over 6'8'' in Chandler, Gallo, Nene Hilario, and Timofey Mozgov? Sure would be interesting and that's George Karls' problem ...
Sounds good that we're finally getting a solid indication that the man in China wants to really be in Denver.
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