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In speaking with ESPN, Wilson Chandler told them of his decision to opt-out of playing in Orlando this July.
Citing family and health reasons for his decision, Chandler joins a handful of peers who have decided to opt-out of participating in the NBA restart. The Nets are now able to sign a replacement in his absence. In result of his decision, he will forfeit a minimum of $1.2 million of his $2.3 million salary this year. Chandler has played 35 games this season and averaged 5.9 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game. This move creates more opportunities in the Net’s front-court. An obvious candidate to see an uptick in time and potential usage is Taurean Prince; however, Kurucs and Luwawu-Cabarrot could also get a chance to increase their contribution to the team. There may be some sneaky value here for deep-league play, but it would be best to take a wait-and-see approach at this time.
Wilson Chandler is off the injury report after missing just one game due to personal reasons. He will most likely play in tomorrow night’s game in Atlanta.
After a one-game absence, Chandler will return on Friday night. His return likely means fewer minutes for Rodions Kurucs, who played 17 minutes off the bench in Brooklyn’s last game.
Wilson Chandler (personal reasons) is listed as out for tonight’s game in Washington.
He was being listed as questionable yesterday, and now has been officially ruled out for tonight’s game against the Wizards. Rodions Kurucs was called up from the G League yesterday, and could see some run in tonight’s game against a team that plays a fast-paced brand of basketball.
Wilson Chandler (personal reasons) is being listed as questionable for tomorrow night’s contest against the Washington Wizards.
Maybe that’s why Rodions Kurucs was recalled from the G League after just a one-game stint with the Long Island Nets. If Chandler were to miss the the game against the Wizards, his 21 minutes per game would be split up amongst a number of guys, thus not changing much from a fantasy perspective. Brooklyn plays again in Atlanta on Friday night.
Wilson Chandler went scoreless (0-2 FG) in 22 minutes of action in Saturday night’s win against the Charlotte Hornets.
Chandler only took two shots all night, grabbed three rebounds, had one steal, and blocked two shots across 22 minutes. In 27 games with Brooklyn this season, he’s averaged just 6.2 points in 21:10 minutes per game. He remains in Coach Atkinson’s rotation due to his ability on the defensive end of the floor. For fantasy purposes, he is best left on the waiver wire.