HoopsHype Wilson Chandler rumors

May 8, 2012 Updates
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Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler is recovering after successful arthroscopic surgery to repair a labral tear in his left hip. The procedure was performed Monday by Dr. Marc J. Philippon. Chandler is expected to be ready for the start of training camp in October. NBA.com

April 19, 2012 Updates

Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler tried to play through his injured left hip on Sunday, but after the game, all he could talk about was the pain. On Wednesday, the team decided it was best that Chandler sit out the rest of the season and prepare for surgery on the labral tear in his left hip. Chandler averaged 9.4 points per game in eight appearances with the Nuggets this season, since signing at mid-season after playing in China. "I think Wilson is disappointed and sad. He came back here hoping to give us a big boost," Nuggets coach George Karl said. Denver Post

April 18, 2012 Updates
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Wilson Chandler (hip strain) didn't play Wednesday — and coach George Karl said the forward is doubtful for Friday — meaning Denver will be without Chandler's 10.7 points per game as the team tries desperately to crack the postseason. Karl said that "if and when" Chandler gets back, he will be in a similar situation to that of Al Harrington, who is playing with torn meniscus. "His hip is not going to heal this year," Karl said of Chandler. "But can he play and be effective?" Denver Post

April 7, 2012 Updates

Wilson Chandler says he's not worried, and yet he has a groin injury that has been slow to heal. Both he and the Nuggets doctors and trainers want to know why. It led to an MRI on Friday afternoon to get a better idea of the extent of the damage, because Chandler said "it kind of got a little worse. Make sure it's nothing too serious." Chandler missed his third straight game because of the injury, suffered March 30 at Charlotte. According to Nuggets coach George Karl, Chandler's MRI on Friday was the second one the forward has had since the injury. Denver Post

March 30, 2012 Updates

Wilson's Chandler's new contract in Denver, widely reported to be worth $37 million over five years, actually comes in at $31.7 million, according to sources familiar with the contract. The deal starts at $5.5 million for the rest of this season and tops out at $7.2 million in 2015-16, sources said. ESPN.com

March 28, 2012 Updates

Despite the slow start, there’s no denying his 5-year, $37 million contract is a great deal for the Nuggets, and Chandler admitted that even through his time in the CBA, the plan was to come back and play his home games in Colorado. “[The Nuggets] always said they wanted me, so I believed in them and they kept their word,” Chandler said. “I’m really happy to be back here.” HoopsWorld

It is easy in retrospect to say that Chandler would’ve been better off waiting out the lockout, but nobody had any way of knowing how that would’ve worked out at the time. If the season were lost, he’d look like a genius right now. But the season wasn’t lost, and the Denver Nuggets have to figure out how to start playing more consistent basketball after a very up-and- down month of March. Chandler can be a big part of the solution there, and the good news is that he won’t stay rusty forever. It will come back, and when it does, the bad news will be for the teams that have to play against him. HoopsWorld

Unfortunately for both Chandler and the Nuggets, the player’s re-acclamation to American basketball has taken a little longer than many would’ve hoped, but that’s not to say he won’t get there. It’s just not as easy to step back into the NBA as people think. “I feel excited, but my body is not too excited about it,” Chandler told HOOPSWORLD. “Personally, it’s been tough for me just getting back in the mix of things, getting my conditioning back up… I’m just trying to get a rhythm back.” HoopsWorld

March 22, 2012 Updates
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The Denver Nuggets and restricted free agent Wilson Chandler are making progress as they negotiate a long-term deal, according to sources to close to the situation. Chris Luchey, who represents Chandler, met with Nuggets general manager Masai Ujiri and team president Josh Kroenke during the week and the two sides are getting closer to an agreement HoopsWorld

March 16, 2012 Updates
March 15, 2012 Updates

The Denver Nuggets are closing in on a long-term deal with restricted free agent Wilson Chandler, according to sources with knowledge of the talks. Sources said the deal could be completed as early as Friday. "It's very, very close," one source said. ESPN.com

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