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Sixers coach Brett Brown was asked Thursday where Wilson Chandler was in his rehabilitation. The 76ers reserve forward hasn’t played or practiced since straining his left hamstring against Melbourne United on Sept. 28. “He’s a ways away,” Brown said of the 31-year-old Chandler. “My experience with hamstrings is … that rarely is it less than a month [recovery], rarely. It’s not like he’s 20 years old … We don’t want to rush him back into doing anything.”

Before a few days ago, Wilson Chandler would have had a tough time recalling the last time he cried. But tears welled up in his eyes when he realized his season, this season, was over before it ever began. “In the past when I’ve had surgery I’ve been down, but never got teary eyes like this,” said Chandler on Thursday, one day after the Nuggets made it known the veteran forward needs season-ending surgery to repair a labral tear. “It’s like ‘Man, it’s always something.’ Definitely heartbreaking, especially after the summer I’ve had.”
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October 23, 2018 | 10:09 pm EDT Update
Wilson Chandler has yet to play in a 76ers game. But the reserve forward delivered the team’s biggest assist on Tuesday. Chandler hosted a 4-year-old boy with a terminal disease and his family. Levi and the Payne family were the Sixers’ guests at the morning shootaround at Seaholm High School in Birmingham, Mich. Chandler provided Levi, his two sisters, mother, and stepfather tickets for Tuesday’s night game against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena.
After suffering a strained left hamstring on Sept. 28, Chandler heard about Levi while talking to a close friend. Chandler was upset over the injury. That all changed after his friend brought up Levi’s situation. Looking to provide Levi with a special moment, Chandler asked his friend to text Levi’s mother to see if he could have her number. After she said yes, he called her to set up the family’s long trip to the Detroit area.