Denver Nuggets: Why Wilson Chandler’s Stock Will Continue To Rise with New Team

February 26th, 2011 by Keith Schlosser Leave a reply »
Just weeks ago, Knicks president Donnie Walsh made a bold statement, claiming he would re-sign (restricted free-agent-to-be) Wilson Chandler when it came time do so this summer.

The assertion came during a tremendous hot streak in which Chandler made himself look like a top candidate for the league’s Most Improved Player award.

Of course, Walsh also said this amid a flurry of trade rumors regarding Carmelo Anthony. Needless to say, those rumors became fact, as Anthony became a New York Knick, and Chandler and three of his teammates were in fact taking their talents to Denver.

While Anthony is set to elevate the Knicks to another level, there are questions as to how far a few of the Knicks’ former role players can take the Nuggets.

Raymond Felton, whose game saw a big boost from playing in Mike D’Antoni’s offense, will likely start to see his numbers finally level out from their perhaps inflated state. Furthermore, he is also coming off the bench in favor of fellow former Tar Heel Ty Lawson, a quick young guard who stands to benefit from the trade of Chauncey Billups. In his time as a reserve, Felton’s off ...

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