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    Nugs have been rocked by injuries lately too, resigning him is pretty crucial at this point.

    Too bad for us.

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    Default Could Chandler still be in the running?

    One source close to the situation, meanwhile, says restricted free-agent swingman Wilson Chandler is giving legit consideration to negotiating a mere one-year, rest-of-the-season contract when he returns from China to the Nuggets in March. The idea there is that Chandler, with perhaps only a couple of months left in the Nuggets' season at that point, might prefer to play out that short span on an expiring deal because he could then become an unrestricted free agent in July.
    http://espn.go.com/nba/dailydime/_/p...ms-d12-orlando

    I don't see Denver going through with a one year contract though. But if he did become a UFA, Toronto would have the cap space to make a serious offer.

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    Quote planetmars wrote: View Post
    http://espn.go.com/nba/dailydime/_/p...ms-d12-orlando

    I don't see Denver going through with a one year contract though. But if he did become a UFA, Toronto would have the cap space to make a serious offer.
    I think this is in the best interest of Chandler and possibly Denver. They are going to have some holes in their roster if they resign him and they will be over the salary cap. Plus next summer they will be looking at a Lawson extension.

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    Quote planetmars wrote: View Post
    http://espn.go.com/nba/dailydime/_/p...ms-d12-orlando

    I don't see Denver going through with a one year contract though. But if he did become a UFA, Toronto would have the cap space to make a serious offer.
    I have to question why Denver would ever agree to a 1-year deal with Chandler. Regardless what his future with the club is, they would be much better served not signing him and forcing him to remain a RFA into the offseason. They could then sign him or do a S&T, to at least get something back for him, which they wouldn't get if he leaves after this season as an UFA.

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    Quote CalgaryRapsFan wrote: View Post
    I have to question why Denver would ever agree to a 1-year deal with Chandler. Regardless what his future with the club is, they would be much better served not signing him and forcing him to remain a RFA into the offseason. They could then sign him or do a S&T, to at least get something back for him, which they wouldn't get if he leaves after this season as an UFA.
    They might not want him long term due to financial reasons - especially with the new CBA coming.

    They could still do a sign and trade with teams. The financial incentive is gone but he would at least have options of going to a team over the salary cap and getting more than MLE while Denver can get something in return.

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    Chandler's Zhejiang Lions team starts a five-game playoff series next Thursday, but sources told ESPN.com that Chandler received the blessing of Lions management to come back to the NBA as soon as he helped the team clinch a playoff spot.

    Chandler, though, needs the Chinese Basketball Association to issue his FIBA letter of clearance before he can resume his NBA career. And it is not yet known whether Chinese authorities are prepared to grant Chandler that clearance or insist that he has to wait until the Lions' season is over -- as per the terms all NBA players who signed in China during the lockout had to accept -- before signing with his next team.
    What is clear is that Lions officials are prepared to let Chandler come home. Sources told ESPN.com that Zhejiang management essentially promised a drifting Chandler that he'd be granted permission to skip the playoffs as long as he made sure the team didn't miss them. In the Lions' regular-season finale against the Beijing Ducks, Chandler responded with 41 points and 18 rebounds -- 25 of those points coming in the first quarter -- in a 114-94 rout.

    "We prefer to let [Chandler] make the decision," Lions general manager Ye Xiangyu was quoted as telling members of the Zhejiang media on Wednesday night after the big win. "If he wants to continue with his duties here, we'll be happy. But if he wants to leave, we will release him, as he might play with a bad mood in the playoff if we keep him compulsively."

    According to the China Daily, Ye added: "We understand his feeling right now and we know we couldn't keep his mind even if we retained him."
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    If he gets that letter of clearance before March 1st, Denver is no longer his only option.

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    Interesting. I think they match all offers and worry about it not working later if that becomes a reality.

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    I completely disagree (and will probably eat my words later). If he clears before March 1st someone will throw a front loaded contract at him making it next to impossible for the Nuggets to match.

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    Quote thead wrote: View Post
    I completely disagree (and will probably eat my words later). If he clears before March 1st someone will throw a front loaded contract at him making it next to impossible for the Nuggets to match.
    The issue isn't about 2011-12 though. The problem is next summer when they go to resign Lawson.

    I'm really unsure what will happen and could see it go either way.

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    and really what role does he play with the Nuggets? Gallinari is the starting 3 - Nene is the starting 4 Affalo is the starting 2... and Brewer/Miller/Fernandez and Harrington all in backup roles. It doesn't make sense to sign him unless they plan to trade him or one of their other wings when he gets there

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    Guys, the Nuggets will pay some tax if it means they're more likely to contend. They have good ownership.

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    and really what role does he play with the Nuggets? Gallinari is the starting 3 - Nene is the starting 4 Affalo is the starting 2... and Brewer/Miller/Fernandez and Harrington all in backup roles. It doesn't make sense to sign him unless they plan to trade him or one of their other wings when he gets there
    Fernandez will probably go back to Spain if he keeps to his word. Brewer has done nothing in his career that makes him a must start option on any team. Chandler has the skills to play some 2. The Nuggets could also roll with Nene at the 5 and Gallinari & Chandler at the forward spots. The key thing here, I think, is not asking how they make it work but asking why we around here think they're going to let a great asset go like that for some minimal S&T crap in return? Especially when he himself is saying he wants to stay a Nugget. They have a smart manager who was mentored for a short time by the Raptors' GM, a man who doesn't blink an eye at stacking talent as opposed to just trying to build a balanced team at all positions. The Nuggets have been in the business of collecting assets since the Melo trade. The more I think about it the more I see that continuing. Like I said, I think the logical outcome here is they sign him and worry about making it work then. Better to have a log jam of talent than less talent and not have to worry about minute distribution. Having so much talent that you're struggling to keep them happy is a luxury, not a curse.

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    BC will be trying to get him for sure. Question is will he succeed?

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    Quote thead wrote: View Post
    I completely disagree (and will probably eat my words later). If he clears before March 1st someone will throw a front loaded contract at him making it next to impossible for the Nuggets to match.
    we have 4 million cap space to send for a half season front loaded i think. dont know if its enough though.

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    Ken Berger:
    Wilson Chandler expected to attend Nuggets game tonight as his agent continues negotiations on a multi-year deal, sources say.
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    I was thinking/hoping an offer could be made before March 1st. If this failed, then he would sign for the rest of the year and be UFA this summer. Now it looks like neither are going to happen.

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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    I was thinking/hoping an offer could be made before March 1st. If this failed, then he would sign for the rest of the year and be UFA this summer. Now it looks like neither are going to happen.
    Keep hope alive man. Just because they are negotiating a multi-year deal doesn't mean they agree on the amount. It will depend upon what Denver is willing to cough up, and what Chandler is willing to accept $-wise. Yes he wants multi-year and of course he would be first choice Denver, but if they low-ball due to the other contracts they have signed moving ahead to the new tax system, then he may not sign. He did say last week that he may just sign for the remainder of the year and test FA this summer if a multi-year cannot be worked out.
    One source close to the situation, meanwhile, says restricted free-agent swingman Wilson Chandler is giving legit consideration to negotiating a mere one-year, rest-of-the-season contract when he returns from China to the Nuggets in March. The idea there is that Chandler, with perhaps only a couple of months left in the Nuggets' season at that point, might prefer to play out that short span on an expiring deal because he could then become an unrestricted free agent in July
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    Quote Maleko wrote: View Post
    Keep hope alive man. Just because they are negotiating a multi-year deal doesn't mean they agree on the amount. It will depend upon what Denver is willing to cough up, and what Chandler is willing to accept $-wise. Yes he wants multi-year and of course he would be first choice Denver, but if they low-ball due to the other contracts they have signed moving ahead to the new tax system, then he may not sign. He did say last week that he may just sign for the remainder of the year and test FA this summer if a multi-year cannot be worked out.

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    'Keep hope alive' reminded me of Bon Jovi 'Keep the Faith' and that made me wonder how long until Matt and Jack break that out... but I digress.

    I'll keep the faith and your points are all valid but if he is attending games it does not look promising. That daily dime is also 11 days old now. We've seen a lot of things change in 11 hours let alone 11 days, haha.

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    This still doesn't rule out a s&t. I still belive!

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    Quote Chr1s1anL wrote: View Post
    This still doesn't rule out a s&t. I still belive!
    IF before March 1st

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    Chandler was spotted in Toronto today

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    Could be nothing. Could be something.

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