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Nuggets sign Wilson Chandler to an extension

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In a huge surprise, the Denver Nuggets give forward Wilson Chandler a contract extension.

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The Denver Nuggets broke their own news tonight on denvernuggets.com by announcing that "after restructuring" they are extending small forward Wilson Chandler. Terms of the deal have not been announced. Here is what it reads in part:

After restructuring his deal, the Denver Nuggets have signed forward Wilson Chandler to a multi-year contract extension, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced today.

Chandler, 6-8, 225, appeared in 78 games (75 starts) for Denver last season, averaging 13.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 31.7 minutes per game. Chandler has spent the last five seasons as a member of the Nuggets after being acquired via trade in 2011.

This is a curious decision considering how "up in the air" the roster has been since the offseason. Chandler played well last season for the Nuggets, and was a starter at small forward for most of the year.

What do you think Nuggets fans? Is this something you can get excited about? Also, how does this affect his long-time cohort Danilo Gallinari? How does this affect any future trade deal that Ty Lawson may or may not be a part of?

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