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When Chandler signed his five-year deal last season, the organization has made it clear that he, along with Gallinari, Lawson and Javale McGee will be important pieces to the franchise's future.
Chandler is a versatile, two-way forward who can play three positions and run the floor as well as anyone when he's healthy.
However, he suffered a hip injury last season and underwent surgery shortly after, but nine months later he's still having problems with an injury that wasn't made to be a big deal when it happened.
A labral tear in the hip is no joke, and fans must be patient with a serious injury of this stature. According to Physio Advisor, the after-surgery treatment of a labral tear includes a lot of physiotherapy and slow exercises for months, and the hip tissue may not recover if it isn't treated properly.
Chandler recently made a semi-comeback, but he's still sat out against the Oklahoma City Thunder because of his bothersome hip.
Everything else aside, I'm definitely pulling for Chandler to make a healthy return back to the court. At 25 years old, he should take his time recovering from his injury, instead of potentially risking his whole career because of it.