Agent: Chandler is ‘Exploring all avenues’
Wilson Chandler’s list of possible destinations now extends beyond his former team in Denver, his agent, Chris Luchey, told SI.com.
Chandler, the five-year veteran and restricted free agent small forward who played in China during the lockout, visited Toronto on Tuesday and is considering joining the Raptors. Chandler is still waiting for his clearance to return to the NBA from the Chinese Basketball Association but was in Denver on Monday for a game against Minnesota, talking contract terms with Nuggets GM Masai Ujiri and even visiting his old locker room.
Luchey said the Raptors (9-23), who have salary cap room to add Chandler without the use of an exception, are in the mix and that he is talking to six other teams. Chandler made $2.1 million last season and had been hoping for a long-term deal with Denver.
“We are exploring all avenues,” Luchey said. “Our talks [with Denver] thus far have been OK. It’s just the nature [of free agency]. They have options and Will has options.”