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Wilson Chandler, Nuggets still talking, not getting very far

Mar 5, 2012, 3:58 PM EDT

Wilson Chandler, Kobe Bryant AP

Here are the two key facts as we know them:

First, Wilson Chandler can’t play for any NBA team but the Denver Nuggets this season. Since he returned from playing in China during the lockout, the deadline has passed for other teams to offer the restricted free agent a deal (something nobody did because everyone thought Denver would just match it).

Second, Chandler wants a short deal (like one year) so he can become a free agent, but the Nuggets want to lock him up long term. They can’t agree on money and year.

Which brings us to this tweet from Benjamin Hochman of the Denver Post.

With Wilson Chandler, the two sides are continuing to talk, but it’s just talkin as of now.

Well, at least they are still talkin’.

We’ll see if one side or the other blinks first. Or if Chandler decides to play out the rest of this season in Europe. Whatever happens Denver retains his rights, so eventually the two sides are going to have to come to some kind of understanding. But eventually can be a long time away.

  1. manwithpizza - Mar 5, 2012 at 4:04 PM

    Denver had to give him his qualifying offer to retain his rights. I don’t know why he can’t just sign it. It would be a 1 year deal for a prorated portion of about $3.1 mil.

  2. cbthegreat89 - Mar 5, 2012 at 9:38 PM


  3. chilomane - Mar 6, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    With Farred playing well the nuggets are not as desperate.

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