Denver Nuggets Re-Sign Wilson Chandler
The Denver Nuggets have signed Wilson Chandler to a five-year contract worth $37 million, according to sources close to the situation. The two sides reached a deal on Sunday morning after meeting for several weeks. The first year of Chandler’s contract will be prorated since he’ll only play 21 games with the Nuggets this season.
“It is great to have Wilson back on our roster,” Nuggets general manager Masai Ujiri said. “It was a very unique situation signing a talented free agent in the middle of the season, and we worked extremely hard to find an agreement that was best for everyone. Wilson will be an excellent addition for the rest of this season and for years to come.”
“It’s done and we’re excited to return to Denver,” Chris Luchey, Chandler’s agent, told HOOPSWORLD. “Masai was great. He never gave us a bad offer. We’re happy that everything worked out.”
The Nuggets completed a three-team deal that sent Nene to the Washington Wizards and brought JaVale McGee and Ronny Turiaf to Denver. That deal freed up the necessary cap room to sign the 24-year-old small forward, and Turiaf was released to open a roster spot. Chandler is already in Denver and could make his debut with the team as early as Monday versus the Dallas Mavericks.
Last season, Chandler averaged 15.3 points and a career-high 5.7 rebounds in 72 games with the Nuggets and the New York Knicks.