Finally, Wilson Chandler is a Nugget. Again. Chandler has agreed to sign a long-term deal with the Nuggets, his agent told The Denver Post, after missing the season thus far after playing professionally in China. Â Read more after the jump.
Chandler’s contract with the Nuggets is for the rest of this season and four additional seasons for a total of $37 million, according to his agent.
The small forward, who averaged 12.5 points last season for the Nuggets, has been in Denver this past week, working out at Forza gym while his agent, Chris Luchey, and the Nuggets brass, notably Masai Ujiri, hammered out the deal.
On Sunday, the Nene trade officially went through, so former Wizards center JaVale McGee is available to play Monday for Denver, as well as Wilson. The Nuggets waived Ronny Turiaf, acquired in the Nene trade, to make room for Chandler.
Chandler came to the Nuggets last season as part of the Carmelo Anthony trade. But during the lockout, he signed with a Chinese team, returning to the states in February.
But the Nuggets weren’t going to offer the restricted free agent a single-year deal.
The Nuggets are 25-20, heading into Monday’s game.