Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE
After a strong start to his NBA career as a member of the New York Knicks, Wilson Chandler has slowed down a bit since joining the Denver Nuggets in 2011. Chandler barely played in the NBA last season, and when he did play, he struggled to score with any consistency. Now entering his sixth NBA season, the combo forward has high expectations to live up to.
Unfortunately, he hasn’t shown much fire early in the season. After a mediocre preseason showing, Chandler kicked off his season with a five point, three rebound performance against the Suns. Not the kind of numbers we might expect from Denver’s sixth-man.
While Corey Brewer played well during the preseason and remains a solid backup option, he’s not the scorer Chandler is and struggles to create offense.
Chandler will seriously need to pick up his play if he wants to maintain an important role in the Nuggets’ rotation.