To all NBA owners who currently still have Wilson Chandler on their fantasy radar, many of you would be glad to hear that the NBA Ex-Nugget and CBA [Chinese Basketball Association] small forward has gone closer to inking a deal with the Denver Nuggets.
Chandler’s agent, Chris Luchey had recently released a message via Twitter sharing with the world his dose of optimism. Well, sort of.
After seeing this tweet, it immediately occurred to me that this might just be some type of propaganda. There’s just not enough conclusive information to determine if Wilson Chandler will actually play for the Denver Nuggets. See below.
So why write about it?
If you were to speak to any die-hard fantasy owner, when it comes to players on the waiver wire, one would tell you that it’s better to beat the odds rather than making a move when the odds are in your favor. At this current moment, Wilson Chandler is nearly 100% available in every fantasy league [4.9% owned across the fantasy world].
The “Finally made it to Denver… 4 seasons in our future” statement from Chandler’s agent might be blown out of proportion, but it surely matches the rumors that have been flying around.
It has been known that Wilson Chandler wants a long-term deal; hence the “four seasons.” There were also rumors that Chandler didn’t want to play for any other team except the Denver Nuggets.
According to HoopsWorld via Alex Kennedy, Chandler has two options when it comes to his NBA future. Chandler will either sign with the Denver Nuggets now or sit out the remainder of the 2011-12 season and enter restricted free agency in July, when more teams have money to spend. Chris Luchey, Chandler’s agent, continues to negotiate with Nuggets general manager Masai Ujiri and team president Josh Kroenke.
It’s important to note that Chandler hasn’t signed yet with the Nuggets, but picking him up and stashing him in your bench wouldn’t be a bad idea. Out of all the NBA players that came back from China [Kenyon Martin, J.R. Smith], based on each player’s situation, Wilson Chandler would be the best pickup in terms of productivity.
As a fantasy owner, you would be doing an injustice to your team, especially a money-based league, if you don’t take a shot at Wilson Chandler. If you don’t, that’s fine too. I would just hate to tell you “I told you so.”
Make the best decision for your fantasy team and don’t be scared to be GREAT!
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