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Woj: Sixers Acquire Wilson Chandler From Denver

The 76ers have filled up more of their cap space by trading for the veteran small forward.

NBA: Denver Nuggets at Philadelphia 76ers John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia 76ers have acquired Wilson Chandler and draft considerations from the Denver Nuggets, according to multiple reports on Tuesday afternoon. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski was the first to confirm the news.

Denver will be sending Chandler to the Sixers along with future second round picks.

Chandler just finished his 10th season in the NBA. He was drafted by the New York Knicks in 2007 before being traded to Denver in 2011. The 31-year old forward has averaged 13.5 points per game over the course of his career. During the 2017-18 season, Chandler played 74 games and averaged just 8.5 shots per game (which is the second lowest total of his career).

The Sixers will take on all of Chandler’s $12.8 million contract but Philadelphia does not have to keep him for the upcoming season if they have other plans.

Chandler could be an extra piece in the package for a still relevant Kawhi Leonard trade. If not, the Sixers have added a quality wing player that can more than hold his own on both ends of the court. According to, Chandler finished a season with a positive Net rating for the first time since 2013.

Whether he stays in Philadelphia or gets used in a trade, there does not seem to be a negative effect on the Sixers with this deal.

So what say you, Sixers fans? Keep him or trade him?

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