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Ever wondered why the Denver Nuggets traded away Nene? It's for this guy: Wilson Chandler. The Nuggets freed up some cap space to sign the forward to a five-year, $37 million deal.
Chandler played overseas in China during the lockout, and had to continue playing there due to the contract negotiations. He played solid, averaging 27 points and twelve rebounds per game.
It seemed like a return to Denver was likely as he was attending the team's games for the past month.
"It is great to have Wilson back on our roster," Nuggets' GM Masai Ujiri said. "It was a very unique situation signing a talented free agent in the middle of the season."
Denver will be entering the playoffs soon and could use Chandler as a very helpful asset. At 25-20, they can definitely improve their record with him back.
He averaged 15 points and about six rebounds last season with them.
Adding to this, the Nuggets also waived center Ronny Turiaf, who was acquired in a trade when they sent Nene to Washington. He only played four games this season. Written by Josh Dhani, Founder
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Sunday the Nuggets announced that Wilson Chandler has re-signed with the team. During the lockout, Chandler went to play in China and came back after his team’s season was over. According to ESPN, Chandler’s deal is for five years and worth $37 million.
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