Wilson Chandler opts out of NBA restart
Jan 25, 2020; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Wilson Chandler (21) warms up before the game Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Nets forward Wilson Chandler has informed the team that he’s opting out of the NBA’s restart for the 2019-20 season, he told ESPN’s Malika Andrews (Twitter link).

The campaign is set to resume at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida later next month, with Brooklyn’s first game coming against the Magic on July 31. The Nets are already set to play without the likes of Kevin Durant (torn Achilles’ rehab), Kyrie Irving (shoulder) and Nicolas Claxton (shoulder) once the season restarts.

“As difficult as it will be to not be with my teammates, the health and well-being of my family has to come first,” Chandler told ESPN. “Thank you to the Nets organization for understanding and supporting me in this decision, and I will be watching and rooting for our team in Orlando.”

Chandler, a 6-foot-8 forward, averaged 5.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 21 minutes in 35 games with the Nets this season, mostly providing depth off the bench.

This article first appeared on Hoops Rumors and was syndicated with permission.

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