Wilson Chandler
Wilson Chandler
33-Year-Old ForwardF
Brooklyn Nets  NBA  
Brooklyn Nets
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Injury Personal
Est. Return 11/1/2020
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The proverbial rollercoaster that has been Wilson Chandler's career took another one of its plunges during the 2018-19 campaign. After improving his scoring average year over year for four consecutive seasons in Denver, Chandler saw that streak broken during the 2017-18 season -- his last with the Nuggets. However, he still averaged a serviceable 10.0 points per game and shot 44.5 percent in what was his last year in the Mile High City. The bottom then more or less fell out last season, as Chandler averaged a career-low 6.0 points on just 41.8 percent shooting across 51 games with the Clippers and the 76ers. Curiously, Chandler's 37.3 percent success rate from three-point range ranked as the second-highest of his career. Chandler came to the Nets on a one-year contract for the veteran minimum, as he's expected to help round out the rotation at both forward spots. Entering his age-32 season, Chandler certainly looks to be best suited for the reserve role he's projected for, and he's likely to offer decent returns in scoring, rebounds and assists relative to his playing time. However, with a relatively inexperienced player in front of him at the four in Rodions Kurucs, Chandler could be in for a bump in the 23.1 minutes per contest he averaged last season, his lowest allotment of playing time since his rookie season. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $2.56 million contract with the Nets in July of 2019.
Personal Bio

Wilson Jamall Chandler is the son of Wilson Chandler and Marie Thomas. He was born in 1987 in Benton Harbor, Michigan, a coastal town on Lake Michigan. Chandler credits his grandmother Olivia with most helping him mature as an individual. The versatile forward led the Benton Harbor High School Tigers to an undefeated regular season record as a senior, averaging 24 points, 12 rebounds, five blocks and four steals while shooting .680 from the field. That impressive production led to Chandler being named Michigan's Mr. Basketball in 2005. He then spent two years at DePaul University before declaring for the NBA Draft. Fans can follow Chandler on Twitter @wilsonchandler and on Instagram @illwil21.

College/International Summary

Wilson Chandler played two season of college ball at DePaul University. Chandler grew up between Chicago and Detroit and chose DePaul over Michigan State and Ohio State among other schools. As a freshman during the 2005-06 season He averaged 10.6 points, 7.2 rebounds (10th in conference) and 1.6 blocks. That season Chandler helped the Blue Devils beat Creighton with 17 points, eight rebounds and four blocks. At the end of the season, Chandler was named to the All-Big East Freshman team. In his second season, Chandler led the team with 14.6 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game. The team won 20 games and went 9-7 in the Big East. The forward had eight double-doubles and helped the squad reach the quarterfinals of the NIT. As a sophomore, Chandler was named to the 2007 Second Team All-Big East squad.

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June 28, 2020
Chandler informed the Nets on Sunday that he won't be participating in the resumption of the 2019-20 season in Orlando, Malika Andrews of ESPN.com reports.
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Chandler was in the starting lineup for the final three games before the suspension of the season in March, but he won't be joining the team in Orlando. Taurean Prince is likely to reclaim his spot in Brooklyn's starting five.
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2018

Lauded for his athleticism and ability to play both forward positions, Chandler started the 2018-19 season with the 76ers and maintained a career-best offensive rating of 114.8. But then Chandler was traded to the Clippers at the deadline in a complicated exchange that sent Tobias Harris to Philly. The Clippers were Chandler's fourth NBA team. Fifteen of his 51 total appearances were spent representing Los Angeles, and Chandler provided the Western Conference club with the lowest turnover rate (10.4) of his career. He averaged 23.1 minutes per game on the season, reaching double-digits in scoring 11 times. A quadriceps injury cost Chandler 14 games from Feb. 2 to Mar. 8, though he'd miss only two more the rest of the way to close out his 13th season in the NBA. Chandler's Clippers lost in six games to Golden State in the first round of the playoffs. Chandler would appear in four of those six playoff contests, delivering 3.8 points and 1.5 boards per game. Chandler enters the off-season as a free agent.

2017

In Chandler's 10th NBA season - and seventh in Denver - the forward would average 10.0 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 2.4 assists in 74 games. He set a new career-high in the second contest by grabbing seven offensive rebounds against Sacramento. He hit a season-high by scoring 26 points against Phoenix on Feb. 10. The DePaul product would match that total on two other occasions, the first along with 10 rebounds at the Lakers on Mar. 13 and then again six days later in Miami. He grabbed a season-high 16 rebounds while also scoring 18 points versus San Antonio on Feb. 23. Chandler matched a career-high with seven assists against Philadelphia on Mar. 26. He'd go on to register four double-doubles, including a 15-point, 11-rebound effort against New Orleans on Nov. 17 and a 21-point, 11-rebound outing against Portland on Dec. 21. The 30-year-old dropped a season-high five three-pointers on seven attempts to count 19 points versus Chicago on Mar. 21. He made a season-high six free throws on seven attempts in Boston on Dec. 13. And five days later, Chandler would record a season-high three steals against Oklahoma City.

2016

After missing the entire 2015-16 season due to hip surgery, Wilson Chandler bounced back in 2016-17 and appeared in 71 games. He started in 33 of those contests and averaged an impressive 31 minutes a night. Chandler also averaged 15.7 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists. His 15.7 points represented his second-highest average over his career (behind the 16.4 from 2010-11). On Dec. 7, Chandler grabbed a season-high 16 rebounds at Brooklyn. On Mar. 6, he scored a career-high 36 points versus Sacramento. Chandler posted a career-high nine double-doubles on the season, the third-most on the team. He reached double-figures in scoring in 55 contests, including 21 games with 20 or more points. The Nuggets finished ninth in the Western Conference with a 40-42 record and just missed the playoffs. Chandler has two more years remaining on his contract with the club.

2015

Wilson Chandler missed the entire 2015-16 season due to a right hip labral tear and subsequent right hip arthroscopic surgery. During the offseason, Chandler signed a four-year extension with the Nuggets. The club also switched to new head coach Mike Malone. Preseason expectations were for Chandler to see big chunks of playing time at both the small and power forward positions. In October, he performed well during the preseason. But on Oct. 27, reports appeared of Chandler experiencing pain due to a strained right hip. Chandler has experienced a history of hip issues. It was initially diagnosed on Oct. 28 he would miss one to two weeks. On Nov. 11, it was determined Chandler would undergo season-ending surgery to fix his hip. The Nuggets would finish the season at 33-49 and miss the postseason.

2014

After two seasons of dealing with hip, groin and hamstring issues, Chandler stayed relatively healthy for 2014-15. This marked Chandler's eighth season in the Association and his fifth in Denver. The 27-year-old would appear in 78 games - making 75 starts - and averaged 13.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists during a hefty 32 minutes per game. He also drained 1.8 three-pointers per contest and shot 34.2 percent from behind the arc. Chandler's 32 minutes per game established his highest per game average since 2010-11. On Nov. 7, the DePaul product delivered a 14-point, 10-rebound double-double during a loss to Cleveland. On Jan. 14, Chandler dished a season-high six assists in a home win over Dallas. On Mar. 4, Chandler managed a career-high four steals to go with 26 points in a home loss to the Rockets. On Apr. 13, he recorded a season-high 32 points and drained six three-pointers during a road loss to the Clippers. Chandler produced 14 games with 20 or more points. The Nuggets would go on to miss the playoffs after a regular season record of 30-52.

2013

While injury issues pestered Wilson Chandler during the 2013-14 season, he was able to appear in 19 more games than the previous year. The veteran forward would miss Denver's first six games due to a hamstring injury suffered in practice. Chandler made his season debut on Nov. 13, scoring 12 points in a win over the Lakers. On Jan. 25, he scored a season-high 25 points in a win over the Pacers. Two weeks later, Chandler drained a career-high tying six three-pointers during a loss at Detroit. He'd go on to grab a season-high 10 rebounds twice in March. On Mar. 3. Chandler matched his season-high of 25 points and added 10 boards during a loss to Minnesota. Overall, the DePaul product appeared in 62 games - 55 of those starts - and averaged of 13.6 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 31 minutes per game. In mid-March, Chandler's hip and groin issues flared up and forced the veteran forward to miss 11 games. He was able to return in time for the Nuggets' last three regular season matchups. The Nuggets finished the season at 36-46 and missed the postseason.

2012

Chandler appeared in 43 games in 2012-13 for the Denver Nuggets, with eight starts. In the off-season, he underwent arthroscopic surgery in May to repair a labral tear in his left hip and recovered in time to play a few preseason games as well as three of the first four regular season contests -- averaging 18.3 minutes in those appearances. But then, hip issues forced Chandler to miss all but one of Denver's games from Nov. 07 to Jan. 11. He returned on the 13th to post 14 points and six rebounds in a win over Golden State. From that day to Apr 4., Chandler helped support Denver's frontcourt with solid play off the bench by averaging 12.5 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.1 steals. On Mar. 18, he delivered a career-high tying 35 points along with nine boards, four assists and two steals at Chicago. Then in April, an ankle injury to Danilo Gallinari thrust Chandler into the starting role. As a result, the veteran forward would go on to start five of Denver's last six games. Chandler also started all six of the Nuggets' postseason games versus Golden State, with the Warriors taking the first-round series.

2011

After four seasons in the Association, Wilson Chandler started the 2011-12 season in China. He signed the agreement in August over concerns regarding the NBA lockout. The versatile forward played 32 games for the Zhejiang Guangsha of the Chinese Basketball Association. In the CBA, he averaged 26.6 points and 11.6 rebounds per game. He returned to the States in February as a restricted free agent and re-signed with the Nuggets on Mar. 18. Chandler played in a total of eight games for the Nuggets - including six starts - and tallied 9.4 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists over 27 minutes per game. He would miss 13 of Denver's final 14 regular season games due to a hip strain. The hip injury also forced Chandler to be absent from the Nuggets' first round playoff loss to the Lakers.

2010

The 2010-11 season became a time of change for Wilson Chandler. After three-and-a-half seasons with the New York Knicks, he was traded to the Denver Nuggets in February. Before leaving the Big Apple, Chandler produced 18 efforts of at least 20 points. He'd also grab 16 rebounds in an October matchup versus the Trail Blazers. The DePaul product became one of four Knicks sent to Denver in a very complicated three-team, 13-player, multi-draft pick swap that landed Carmelo Anthony in New York. Post-trade, Chandler found himself on a deeper Nuggets' roster and saw his per game minutes dip from 34.5 to 30.6. Overall, the fourth-year veteran appeared in 72 total games with 49 starts. He delivered per game averages of 15.3 points, 5.7 boards, 1.3 blocks and a career-high 1.6 made three-pointers. The Nuggets finished at 50-32 and lost to the OKC Thunder in the first round of the playoffs. Chandler appeared in all five playoff contests, starting two, and posting averages of 4.8 points and 4.4 boards.

2009

The 2009-10 season marked Wilson Chandler's third year in the Association. The DePaul product played in 65 games, with 64 of those starts. He produced career-highs in points per game (15.3), field goal percentage (47.9 percent) and free throw percentage (80.6 percent). On New Year's Day, Chandler gathered a career-high 17 rebounds and 24 points in a win at Atlanta. Later that month, he compiled an excellent overall performance with 17 points, six rebounds, three assists, and four blocks. On Feb. 9, Chandler recorded a personal-best 35 points during a loss to the Kings. A groin injury was eventually diagnosed on Mar. 17. As a result, the Knicks were forced to shut him down for the remainder of the season. The forward would go on to miss New York's last 15 contests. The Knicks finished at 29-53 and missed the playoffs.

2008

After proving himself as a rookie during the back half of the previous season, Wilson Chandler became a regular starter for the New York Knicks during the 2008-09 season. Over 82 games - including 70 starts - Chandler averaged 14.4 points and 5.4 rebounds over 33.4 minutes. He became the only Knick to appear in all 82 games after seeing action in 35 contests as a newcomer. He registered 16 games in which he scored 20-plus points and two with 30 or more. Chandler also pulled down 12 boards on two separate occasions. He'd go on to dish at least three assists in 27 contests. On Feb. 20, he drained a career-high 32 points - with six made threes - in a blowout win over the Raptors. The sophomore would repeat that long-range performance five days later with six triples versus the Magic. Chandler's Knicks finished with a 32-50 record and missed the postseason.

2007

The New York Knicks selected Wilson Chandler with the 23rd overall pick in the 2007 Draft. In the early going, playing time was hard to come by. The rookie appeared in just seven of the Knicks' first 49 games. Chandler made his NBA debut on Nov. 13 and produced eight points and two rebounds during 18 minutes. Starting Mar. 8, the youngster saw action in 28 of New York's last 33 contests, starting 16. Later that month, he produced his only double-double versus the Heat. On Apr. 6, Chandler scored a career-high 23 points to go with eight boards in a win over the Magic. In that contest, he would set his season-best of 44 minutes. On the year, Chandler would play 35 games and average 7.3 points and 3.6 rebounds over 19.6 minutes.

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Transaction History
  • June 28, 2007
    Drafted by the New York Knicks in the 1st round (23rd pick) of the 2007 NBA Draft.
  • February 22, 2011
    As part of a 3-team trade, traded by the New York Knicks with Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari, Timofey Mozgov, cash, a 2012 2nd round draft pick (Quincy Miller was later selected), a 2013 2nd round draft pick (Romero Osby was later selected), a 2014 1st round draft pick (Dario Šaric was later selected) and a 2016 1st round draft pick (Jamal Murray was later selected) to the Denver Nuggets; the Denver Nuggets traded a 2015 2nd round draft pick (Richaun Holmes was later selected) to the Minnesota Timberwolves; the Denver Nuggets traded Carmelo Anthony, Renaldo Balkman, Chauncey Billups, Anthony Carter, Shelden Williams and a 2016 1st round draft pick (Jakob Pöltl was later selected) to the New York Knicks; the Minnesota Timberwolves traded Kosta Koufos to the Denver Nuggets; the Minnesota Timberwolves traded Corey Brewer to the New York Knicks; and the New York Knicks traded Eddy Curry, Anthony Randolph and cash to the Minnesota Timberwolves. (Nuggets acquired right to swap 2016 1st-Rd picks with Knicks) (Nuggets acquired right to swap 2016 1st-Rd picks with Knicks)
  • March 1, 2012
    Signed a five-year contract extension with the Denver Nuggets.
  • July 11, 2015
    Signed a four-year contract extension with the Denver Nuggets
  • July 6, 2018
    Traded by the Denver Nuggets with a 2021 2nd round draft pick and a 2022 2nd round draft pick to the Philadelphia 76ers for cash. (2022 2nd-rd pick is a swap.)
  • February 6, 2019
    Traded by the Philadelphia 76ers with Mike Muscala, Landry Shamet, a 2020 1st round draft pick, a 2021 1st round draft pick, a 2021 2nd round draft pick and a 2023 2nd round draft pick to the Los Angeles Clippers for Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovic and Mike Scott. (Pick is top-14 protected.) (Pick is MIA's 2021 1st-round pick.) (Pick is DET's 2021 2nd-round pick.) (Pick is DET's 2023 2nd-round pick.)
  • July 8, 2019
    Signed a one-year agreement with the Brooklyn Nets.
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Chandler moved back into a full-time starting role after coming off the bench for much of the previous campaign. While that helped boost his playing time up to 31.6 minutes per game, Chandler was still playing alongside some talented players and his production actually fell across the board while operating as a complementary scorer. Chandler averaged just 10.0 points per game, which was his lowest output since the 2011-12 season, and he also added 5.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists. The 31-year-old was able to play both forward positions and was primarily prided for his floor stretching ability, knocking down 1.2 three-pointers per game at a 35.8 percent clip. After publicly stating his displeasure with his role in the organization, the Nuggets opted to trade him to the 76ers this offseason. Despite the change in scenery, however, Chandler is likely looking at a tougher path to playing time. Both Robert Covington and Dario Saric should be locked into starting roles at small forward and power forward, respectively, resulting in Chandler shifting back to the bench. He'll likely operate as the team's sixth man, though with less minutes, his production could suffer a bit. Consider Chandler as a later round option in deeper leagues for now.
Chandler has become a fan favorite in Denver, as he's one of the best pure scorers on the roster. With averages of 15.7 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game last season, Chandler came close to setting career-highs across the board. Considering the fact that he did that damage while shooting 46 percent from the field on a career-high 13.2 shots per game, it was one of his most efficient seasons as well. Things are opening up for Chandler too, as he looks to fill the minutes that Danilo Galinari will leave behind. Chandler should open the season as the starting small forward, with just Will Barton and Juan Hernangomez posing any threat to his minutes. That should allow Chandler to approach his 30.9 minutes per game. Don't be surprised to see Chandler play some shooting guard and power forward as well, as he's versatile enough to play all three positions. That said, with the addition of superstar Paul Millsap in the offseason and the continued growth of the up-and-coming Nikola Jokic, Chandler could have a tough time surpassing his production from a season ago, even with the departure of Gallinari.
After signing him to a four-year extension last July, the Nuggets were counting on another productive season from Chandler, but a hip injury sustained during the preseason would ultimately prevent him from seeing the court altogether. Chandler underwent season-ending surgery in mid-November, but is expected back at full strength for the start of training camp. While Chandler started 75 of 78 games in 2014-15, he'll likely begin the season coming off the bench as the top option behind Danilo Gallinari. Denver will certainly employ small-ball lineups with both Gallinari and Chandler on the floor together, and Chandler is also versatile enough to fill in at either shooting guard or as a small-ball power forward. The problem, at least from a fantasy perspective, is that Denver is among the deepest teams in the Western Conference. Aside from Gallinari, Chandler will compete with Will Barton, Gary Harris, Jamal Murray, Darrell Arthur and Juan Hernangomez for minutes, which could ultimately cap his fantasy ceiling. However, the Nuggets' depth, combined with concerns over last season's injury, could mean Chandler may be available at a discount in many drafts.
Chandler had one of his most productive seasons in 2014-15. He played in 78 games, averaging 13.9 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 1.7 assists through 32 minutes per game. He also shot 43 percent from the field, 78 percent from the free-throw line, and 34 percent from three-point range. His 6.1 rebounds were a career-high. The depth at guard and forward make Chandler's role a bit iffy under new coach Mike Malone, but his ability to play multiple positions allows Chandler to get consistent playing time even when he's not starting. Chandler has always shown flashes of enormous talent, but he's yet to put it all together for a full 82-game schedule, and until he does, he's just a formidable hybrid guard/forward who lacks the agression and consistent health needed to be a big factor in fantasy. With his ability to shoot and finish at the rim, he can score against anyone, but it's a matter of will more than anything for the ninth-year pro. It appears Chandler will be the starting shooting guard next to rookie Emmanuel Mudiay, with Danilo Gallinari manning the small forward position.
Wilson Chandler averaged 13.6 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.7 steals, and 0.5 blocks last season with Denver. He dealt with a groin injury that held him out toward the end of the season, but he did manage to play 62 games of decently productive basketball. The lack of options on the Nuggets certainly helped his cause, and the season-long injury to Danilo Gallinari (knee) didn't hurt either. Looking ahead, Gallinari will likely move back into the starting lineup, which could pose some problems for Chandler's value during 2014-15. With Arron Afflalo back with the Nuggets, Chandler seems destined for a bench role backing up the wing positions and potentially seeing some run at power forward.
With Danilo Gallinari sidelined until at least December with a knee injury, Chandler will start the season as the Nuggets starting small forward and should remain one of the key players in the rotation throughout the season. Last year, he only saw 25 minutes per game - his lowest average since his rookie season in 2007-08. He steadily averaged 30-plus mpg up until 2011-12, and now that Andre Iguodala is out of the picture, that's a very realistic possibility again this season. His shooting percentages of .462/.413/.793 from 2012-13 are pretty nice for where he'll be drafted, and his per game averages of 13.0 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.0 steal and 1.2 three-pointers should all see a bump with more minutes. While Gallo is out, Chandler could be the team's go-to option on offense next to Ty Lawson. While more shots might result in a dip in field-goal percentage, his free-throw attempts (3.7 per game last season) and offensive counting stats should all rise to a level that will make up for any dip in efficiency.
Chandler is good enough to start on a number of NBA teams but his solid, all-around skill set will be used in a reserve role behind Gallinari at the three this season.
Chandler opted to wait out the NBA lockout in China, signing a contract with the Zhejiang Guangsha of the Chinese Basketball Association. He does not have an opt-out in the deal - the Chinese league doesn't allow such agreements - so Chandler won't be able to return to the NBA until the CBA's season is over. In theory, the Denver Nuggets will retain his restricted free agent rights, but it isn't certain that RFA status will exist in the next NBA collective bargaining agreement.
Last season, Chandler averaged 15.3 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 0.8 blocks per game while posting hitting a 47.9 percent of his shot attempts. Those strengths, coupled with his lack of real (fantasy) weaknesses, combined to give him some value in a standard format league. The problem is – and it's strange to say about a player entering his age-23 season – there's little reason to expect much more from Chandler. For starters, he played 35.7 minutes per game, a number that he's unlikely to eclipse by much. Moreover, he showed no improvement whatsoever on a per-minute basis, posting numbers almost identical to the season previous. Finally, there's little reason to expect that New York's offseason roster mix-up will create more opportunity for Chandler. So, don't be afraid to draft him in the mid-to-late rounds; just don't expect improvement from a youngish player.
Chandler burst onto the scene in his sophomore campaign a year ago, earning a starting job on the injury-riddled Knicks and becoming one of the focal points of the team. His averages of 14.4 points, 5.4 boards, 2.1 assists, 1.3 treys, 0.9 steals and 0.9 blocks about doubled his production in those categories from his rookie year. Chandler is a 6-8, 220-pound combo forward that’s comfortable on the inside but is able to move out to the midrange without difficulty. His added three-point range made him an increasingly difficult cover for opposing big men, which often left him facing smaller wings. The Knicks are at a bit of a crossroads, though, which leaves Chandler in limbo this season. Last year’s lottery pick Danilo Gallinari is expected to be back and healthy, and has already claimed to be the new face of the franchise. With David Lee likely to be on the roster, there could be a minute crunch at forward. Nevertheless, Chandler is only 22 years old and has enough growth potential to merit a significant role.
Chandler put up some pretty decent numbers during the tail end of his rookie season, averaging 12 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists in April as the Knicks played out the string. He's a good fit for D'Antoni's style of play - he has the outside shot and quickness to play the perimeter, but the strength to bang in the paint or defend bigger forwards. If he can play his way into a significant role, he could emerge as a sort of poor man's Shawn Marion - but his path to big minutes may be blocked by the likes of Quentin Richardson and Zach Randolph.
Chandler was New York’s first-round draft pick in the 2007 draft. He’s got good athleticism and can play either forward position, but will slot in at small forward. Not that he’ll play enough for it to matter, though. The Knicks are expected to compete for the postseason, so giving the rookie time to develop is not a priority as the 2007-08 season begins.
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Chandler will start Friday's game against the Spurs, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
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Off injury report for Friday
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Chandler (personal) has been removed from the injury report ahead of Friday's game against the Hawks, Alex Schiffer of The Athletic reports.
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Chandler (personal) will not play Wednesday against the Wizards, Alex Schiffer of The Athletic reports.
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Chandler is listed as questionable for Wednesday's contest against Washington due to personal reasons, Alex Schiffer of The Athletic reports.
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