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Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:229 lbs. / 104.3 kg.
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:229 lbs. / 104.3 kg.
Karl’s former team, Denver, also is a possibility — with Malone and D’Alessandro there and with Karl pushing the idea of “putting the band back together” from his Nuggets tenure, a person with knowledge of the situation said. League sources say Karl is enamored with the idea of a deal that would send Kenneth Faried, Ty Lawson and Wilson Chandler to Sacramento. The Nuggets, who have the seventh pick, are open to trading Lawson and Chandler. But Faried would be difficult to trade before July since his contract includes a poison-pill provision; his incoming salary for the Kings ($10.45 million) would be vastly greater than his outgoing salary for the Nuggets ($2.25 million) if traded during the current league year.
The Clippers are also exploring trade options for Jamal Crawford, according to sources, and one possibility is trading Crawford and C.J. Wilcox, the team’s 2014 first round pick, to the Denver Nuggets for Wilson Chandler. The Clippers inquired about Chandler last season but nothing materialized.: 2 more rumors
Wilson Chandler’s contract for next season is now fully guaranteed, with the time period for the Nuggets to release him at a fraction of the cost now expired. Next season is the last of his current deal with the Nuggets. He’ll make $7.1 million and be an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2016. Chandler had one of his best seasons as a pro in 2014-15, averaging 13.9 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.
Chris Dempsey: Chandler: “It’s tough when you’re fighting together but you’re getting set up for failure.” #Nuggets
The Nuggets have rested players for two straight games. On Monday night, those players just happened to be three of the team’s four leading scorers and the leading rebounder since the coaching change in a season that team brass — and many fans — hope ends with a high lottery pick. Not everyone is pleased, though. Forward Wilson Chandler was asked if he expected a full roster Thursday with the long rest between games. “I have no idea what they are going to do,” Chandler said. “Whoever is on the court just has to keep playing. It’s the nature of the business. I’m not a GM; I don’t know what’s going on. It’s tough when you’re fighting together but you’re getting set up for failure.”
West played under Shaw when he was a Pacers assistant from 2011-13. After Shaw was fired Tuesday as Nuggets coach, West, in an apparent reference to the team’s lack of maturity, told Vigilant Sports: “No grown-ups on the roster. You can’t win without grown-ups.” “I saw it,” Chandler said before Wednesday’s victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center. “I mean, it’s probably true, but he’s entitled to his own opinion. I’m not saying we’re immature. We just need to be professionals all the time. … Winning games, I mean, is on the players and coaches, so it probably did (contribute to losses).”
Liz Mullen: Denver Nuggets F Wilson Chandler will be represented by @RocNation NBA agents Rich Kleiman & Joe Branch.
Marc Stein: But now that trade deadline less than six hours away, let’s see if Denver prices go down. As it stands: Afflalo still more likely to move
In addition to Lawson, the Nuggets are looking to move several other players. They’ve had extensive talks with clubs about Arron Afflalo, who many league executives believe will be dealt to Portland, Wilson Chandler and Jameer Nelson. They also have tried to move J.J. Hickson and JaVale McGee but have found no takers thus far.
Speaking of the 20-33 Nuggets, they’re in full-on firesale mode. Rival execs say virtually everyone is available, with Ty Lawson and Wilson Chandler (with only $2 million guaranteed next season) registering the most interest.
Portland has shown a stronger desire to make a deal with Denver for Wilson Chandler than Arron Afflalo, partly because Chandler is under contract next season. The Blazers have made Will Barton and Thomas Robinson, as well as a future first-rounder, available in talks for wing players, but clearly would be more motivated to sweeten a package for Chandler than Afflalo, league sources said.
Portland remains at the top of the list of teams that want to add Chandler, and that has been the case for weeks now. The Trail Blazers have consistently been most interested in dealing for the Nuggets’ small forward as they look to add scoring to their bench.
Meanwhile, shooting guard Arron Afflalo and forward Wilson Chandler continue to draw the most attention. There are two days remaining until Thursday’s trading deadline.
Here is what’s known: the Blazers like Afflalo, but would prefer Chandler. Afflalo is known as a decent locker room guy, can knockdown an open shot, and he’s a veteran, which Terry Stotts likes. Should the Nuggets asking price seem fair, and Chandler is a no-go, it won’t be a surprise to see Afflalo in black and red.
Denver’s Wilson Chandler is on the radar, and the Blazers will not hesitate to send some combination of Thomas Robinson’s $3.6 million expiring deal with another player and a first round draft pick to the Nuggets for the Chandler. Denver could be seeking two first round picks, similar to what they received in the Timofey Mozgov to Cleveland deal, but that is a lot. If that asking price remains high, Portland may wave the white flag on pursing this deal.
Most rival teams nonetheless see Afflalo as more likely to be dealt before the deadline than Wilson Chandler, with Denver’s demands for Chandler said to be even higher. Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly is known to be a Chandler fan, leading to the belief that the former Knicks player is the on short list of players Denver isn’t shopping these days alongside Ty Lawson, Kenneth Faried and rookie sensation Jusuf Nurkic.
A number of teams have expressed interest in Wilson Chandler, including the Los Angeles Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers. It’s believed that Denver wants a first-round pick back in any deal involving Chandler.
Speaking of the Nuggets, they remain in pursuit of Nets center Brook Lopez. The centerpiece of Denver’s package is JaVale McGee, though the Nuggets have balked at including any core players — a group that includes Ty Lawson, Kenneth Faried, Jusuf Nurkic and Wilson Chandler — in any deal.
Portland is among a bevy of teams that covet Chandler. The Trail Blazers are in need of punch coming off of the bench, and Chandler would nicely fit that bill. The L.A. Clippers are also very interested in Chandler.