Wilson Chandler‘s name was in trade rumors much of last season, but now the veteran forward has agreed to a contract extension with the Denver Nuggets. Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the deal, which is four years, $46 million.
Chandler has one season left on his current contract. He’s been with the Nuggets since being traded from the New York Knicks in the Carmelo Anthony trade. Injuries have plagued the 28-year-old throughout his career, although he played 78 games last season and started 75 of them.
Chandler averaged 13.9 points and 6.1 rebounds last year while shooting 42.9 percent overall and 34.2 percent from three. His points and rebounds averages were the highest since he came to Denver.
The Nuggets are in an interesting spot moving forward with new head coach Mike Malone. Denver wasn’t very good last season and likely won’t be a playoff team next year, and Ty Lawson could be dealt after the selection of Emmanuel Mudiay in the draft. Chandler is a solid piece, but this is a good chunk of change being handed out to a role player by a team still trying to find itself.