Wilson Chandler could be out until after the All-Star break with a right quadriceps strain, according The Athletic’s Shams Charania:
Philadelphia starter Wilson Chandler will miss 2-to-3 weeks with a right quadriceps strain, likely to return after the All-Star break, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 2, 2019
The Sixers are already thin on wing depth, so this could be a tough stretch for them. But the timing could have been worse, considering a week of Chandler’s recovery will occur during the break, when the Sixers aren’t playing. There’s also the fact that the Sixers have played well over what figured to be a difficult schedule run, so it’s not as if the team is losing a starter in the midst of a cold stretch. And there’s also a possible blessing in disguise here: it may be time to give Jonah Bolden a true test, and start him a few times in Chandler’s absence. After seeing DNPs and garbage time minutes throughout the beginning of the season, Bolden has logged double digit minutes in 17 of the Sixers’ last 19 games. While he’s struggled at times, Jonah has flashed talent and potential as well.