Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler plans to exercise his $12.8 million option with the team, according to ESPN’s Chris Haynes.
Denver forward Wilson Chandler will exercise $12.8 million player option for the 2018-19 season, league sources tell ESPN.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) June 22, 2018
The 30-year-old Chandler averaged 10 points per game last season 44.5 percent shooting from the field. That is a slight dip from his 2016-2017 campaign where he averaged just over 15 points per game in more fewer minutes.
The decision for Wilson Chandler makes sense financially, but his role with the Nuggets is in question. He voiced concerns over his role back in 2017 and that does not appear to be any clearer next year. The Nuggets have a glut of forwards on the roster, and now Denver drafted another one in Michael Porter Jr.
Chandler, last year, also expressed interest in playing primarily power forward. He normally plays small forward. From his early time in New York and after the trade to Denver, Chandler says he felt better playing the four. He may not have the luxury of deciding where he wants to play in the lineup next season.