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Wilson Chandler's season started late and is finishing early.
The Denver Nuggets' versatile forward needs surgery to repair a labral tear in his left hip and is done for the season.
Chandler arrived in Denver last February as part of the blockbuster trade that sent Carmelo Anthony to the New York Knicks. He played for Zhejiang Guangsha of the Chinese Basketball Association during the NBA lockout and rejoined the Nuggets a month ago, signing a five-year deal worth nearly $37 million.
The 24-year-old averaged 9.4 points and 5.1 rebounds in eight games, including six starts but spent more time on the sideline than on the court after hurting his hip.
Chandler returned to action Monday night against Houston after missing eight games, but he retreated to the bench after logging just seven minutes, saying his hip ''tightened, it was really sore.''
''Me and the training staff just wanted to see if there was any way possible to finish the season out,'...
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Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler needs surgery to repair a labral tear in his left hip and is done for the season.
Chandler played seven minutes Monday night against Houston after missing eight games with hip and groin injuries. But further discussions with team doctors determined he needs surgery as soon as possible.
Last month, Chandler agreed to a five-year deal with Denver...
Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler will undergo season-ending surgery to repair a labral tear in his right hip.
Chandler felt his hip tighten up Monday in his first game back after he had sat out the previous eight contests with groin and hip injuries.
The 24-year-old Chandler signed a five-year deal last month after returning from playing in the Chinese Basketball Assocation...
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