DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets have brought back Wilson Chandler, agreeing to a five-year deal worth nearly $37 million with the versatile forward.
Chandler played overseas for Zhejiang Guangsha of the Chinese Basketball Association during the lockout, averaging nearly 27 points and 12 rebounds in 32 games. Once the NBA season started back up, Chandler was ineligible to return until his team and FIBA, basketball’s governing body, gave him clearance.
The 24-year-old Chandler arrived in Denver last February as part of the blockbuster deal that sent Carmelo Anthony to the New York Knicks. Chandler was an instant spark, helping the Nuggets go 18-7 down the stretch before falling to Oklahoma City in the playoffs.
At 25-20, the Nuggets are in the thick of the Western Conference playoff chase.