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Wilson Chandler | Guard/Forward | #21

Team: Denver Nuggets
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/10/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 225
College: DePaul
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (23) / NY
Contract: view contract details

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Wilson Chandler racked up 16 points (5-of-12 FGs, 6-of-6 FTs) with six rebounds, two assists and five turnovers in 28 minutes of action on Wednesday.
Chandler missed the entire 2015-16 season but he hasn't looked too rusty this preseason, which bodes well for his role as an 'x-factor' off Denver's bench. His intriguing across-the-board potential has been buried by injuries since the 2010-11 season, and he's not a palatable target on a roster that's chock-full of younger talent. Oct 12 - 10:45 PM

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Wilson Chandler started for Danilo Gallinari (rest) on Friday, scoring 15 points with eight rebounds, three assists, one block, one steal and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes.

Coach Mike Malone turned him loose out there following his 16-minute preseason debut on Monday. The plan is for him to get minutes at both forward spots, but he likely won't play consistent minutes while Danilo Gallinari is healthy.
Oct 8 - 1:15 AM

Coach Mike Malone said having Wilson Chandler (hip) back is "such a blessing."

The 29-year-old forward missed the entire year last season due to hip surgery. He's also been somewhat injury prone in his career, missing an average of 51 games per seasons since 2011-12. The Nuggets will likely want to use him in smaller lineups as a stretch four at times, but there's no reason to draft him in almost any format yet.
Sep 26 - 1:54 PM

Wilson Chandler (hip surgery) said his body is feeling "really good."

"The injury kind of came out of nowhere like it was destiny," Chandler said. "It was the worst ever because I felt that I put the work in, I put the time in to get my body right and get my game to where it needed to be, so this summer I just tried to stay away from that, and do the same things." Chandler added that he needs to get back into "game shape," but the good news is that it appears the veteran is fully healthy and ready to contribute in an undefined role for the Nuggets during the 2016-17 season.
Aug 20 - 4:35 PM

Nuggets coach Michael Malone said that Wilson Chandler is a "big part of what we do."

Chandler missed the entire 2015-16 season after undergoing hip surgery in November, but he's expected to be ready for opening night. However, Danilo Gallinari is basically locked in as the starting SF and the Nuggets are loaded with quality depth on the wings, so it's unclear how big of a role Chandler will have. The logjam on the wings combined with Chandler's injury history makes him a late-round flier at best.
Source: ESPN
Aug 13 - 10:54 AM

Wilson Chandler (hip surgery) is progressing ahead of schedule, but he remains out for the season.

"Probably if the season was longer [they would let me play]," Chandler said. "But if we don't make the playoffs there's no sense in rushing it." Chandler has been able to do some running and could be cleared to start scrimmaging in May. This means he will be ready to roll for training camp prior to next season, but he will be a risky late-round flier for his shaky injury history.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 22 - 9:00 PM

Wilson Chandler (hip) had successful surgery on Monday.

He is out for the season and should be ready for next year. The Nuggets locked him up this summer, so he'll be with the team. With Chandler out, Will Barton (shoulder) should have a key role the rest of the way.
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 03:18:00 PM

WIlson Chandler (hip surgery) will have surgery and miss the rest of the season.

He has a tear in his labrum and should make a complete recovery for next year. With Chandler out, the Nuggets will be using more conventional lineups instead of so many stretch fours with Chandler and Danilo Gallinari. This also likely means Kostas Papanikolaou will stay on the team while Darrell Arthur and Will Barton may get more minutes.
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 07:24:00 PM

Wilson Chandler (hip) has no timetable to return and he is "not progressing," according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.

"I know that they are exhausting every and all option to try to get him back," Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. Chandler has typically been a slow healer, so this news isn't a surprise. The Nuggets were going to use him and Danilo Gallinari as stretch fours, so expect a few more minutes to go to Darrell Arthur, Will Barton and Kostas Papnikolaou. Chandler isn't a great stash in standard leagues until he has a timetable to return.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 02:46:00 PM

Wilson Chandler (hip) will remain sidelined for Wednesday's game vs. the Bucks.

Chandler was hopeful he'd be back on the court by Wednesday, but that will not be the case. The Nuggets have a back-to-back set coming up Friday vs. Houston and Saturday vs. Phoenix, so there's a chance he makes his regular-season debut this weekend. The return of Chandler will threaten the fantasy value of Will Barton and Gary Harris.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 05:44:00 PM

Wilson Chandler (hip) is still a week away from returning, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.

Chandler is targeting a November 11 return, but Dempsey's timetable would put him just outside that date. Fantasy owners should hang onto Chandler as his injury isn't thought to be serious, but Will Barton and Gary Harris will continue to see an increase in minutes while he's out.
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 11:27:00 AM

Wilson Chandler (hip) will remain sidelined for Sunday's game vs. the Thunder, and head coach Mike Malone said he'll remain sidelined for the next 7-10 days.

With Chandler unavailable, it'll be Danilo Gallinari starting out the game guarding Kevin Durant, so the Durantuala could be in for a big game. Chandler's injury isn't believed to be serious, but while he's sidelined there will be some more minutes for guys like Will Barton and Gary Harris.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 05:53:00 PM

Wilson Chandler said his hip injury isn't serious but that he still could miss anywhere from 1-2 weeks.

The Nuggets will probably err on the side of caution this early in the season and it doesn't make sense to rush him back before he is 100 percent. Chandler obviously won't play on Wednesday, meaning Will Barton, Garry Harris and Danilo Gallinari will have some extra looks on offense vs. the Rockets.
Wed, Oct 28, 2015 01:50:00 PM

Wilson Chandler (right hip strain) will miss Wednesday's season opener against the Rockets.

While Chandler's injury isn't thought to be serious, we should see more of Gary Harris, Nikola Jokic, J.J. Hickson, and Will Barton on Wednesday with this news, with Barton getting the biggest boost. We'll keep Chandler's status updated, but fantasy owners should hang onto Chandler unless the news on his hip strain gets worse.
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 01:23:00 PM

Wilson Chandler, Randy Foye, Emmanuel Mudiay and Jameer Nelson will not play on Thursday.

It's scheduled rest, so we get to see a lot of Nikola Jokic and Nick Johnson tonight. Chandler will be a stretch four a ton in the new offense, but still has a lot of appeal in the late rounds.
Thu, Oct 22, 2015 08:17:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Emmanuel Mudiay
2Jameer Nelson
SG1Gary Harris
2Will Barton
3Jamal Murray
4Malik Beasley
SF1Danilo Gallinari
2Wilson Chandler
3Juan Hernangomez
PF1Nikola Jokic
2Kenneth Faried
3Darrell Arthur
C1Jusuf Nurkic