Brooklyn Nets forward Wilson Chandler is opting out of the NBA’s restart in Orlando. Wilson told ESPN, “As difficult as it will be to not be with my teammates, the health and well-being of my family has to come first. Thank you to the Nets organization for understanding and supporting me in this decision, and I will be watching and rooting for our team in Orlando.”
33-year-old Chandler signed a one-year deal with the Nets last July. He was suspended for the first 25 games of the 2019-20 season after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug and has appeared in just 35 games this season. Chandler ends his 2020 season averaging just 5.9 points and 4.1 rebounds per game.
Chandler joins Blazers forward Trevor Ariza, Wizards forward Davis Bertans and Lakers guard Avery Bradley in publicly announcing their decision not to attend the league’s restart. The NBA season is set to resume July 30.
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