Wilson Chandler Will Sit Out Nets’ Orlando Trip

Wilson Chandler in 2017. Photo by Madison Voelkel/BFA/Shutterstock

Brooklyn Nets face another roster change ahead of their trip to Orlando for NBA season resume. The team will most likely have to find a new backup forward to step in as Wilson Chandler announced over the weekend that he would sit out the remainder of 2019/20 season.

Chandler said that he made the decision because he wants to spend more time with his family.

“As difficult as it will be to not be with my teammates, the health and well-being of my family has to come first,” Chandler told ESPN. “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.”

Chandler joined Nets on a one-year deal in the summer and managed to play 35 games with the organization before the season was suspended due to coronavirus pandemic. He averaged 5.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game.

According to reports, the most likely candidate to replace Chandler will be Justin Anderson, who already spent time with the Nets this season on a 10-day contract.

Brooklyn Nets previously added former Miami Heat guard Tyler Johnson until the end of the season, hoping to get backcourt depth in the absence of All-Star Kyrie Irving. Among other roster moves, the team also waived Theo Pinson.