According to’s Marc Stein, Wilson Chandler plans to fly back to the U.S. this next week if all goes well. Apparently, according to sources, Chandler has been given permission to leave if he so chooses after getting his team into the playoffs. It is not clear if the Chinese Basketball Association will grant his early waiver to FIBA even if Chandler flies home next week.

Also, if granted a clearance, this opens up Chandlers options slightly because he is arriving before the March 1st deadline for other NBA teams to extend an offer sheet – opening up the increased possibility of signing for the rest of the season for the Nuggets, then pursuing unrestricted free agency after the year is through.

What do you think Stiffs?