Wilson Chandler: Does His Shocking Signing Signal Lost NBA Season?

September 2nd, 2011 by Lake Cruise Leave a reply »
Does Wilson Chandler know something we don’t about the upcoming NBA season? Time will tell if the former New York Knicks and Denver Nuggets guard-forward is a basketball prophet.

Once upon a time in 2005, the 24-year-old Benton Harbor native was Mr. Basketball of Michigan. After starring at DePaul near Lake Michigan in Chicago for two years, he was drafted in the first round with the 23rd pick by Chi-Town native Isiah Thomas and the Knicks in 2007.

In the nick of time for Chandler, I guess, he joined former NBA head coach and Phil Jackson’s understudy in Chicago and L.A., Jim Cleamons, in China. Cleamons played in the NBA for nine seasons for the Lakers, Knicks, Cavaliers and Bullets.

Chandler’s shot heard around the NBA world means he’s locked in commitment to Zhejiang Guangsha in the Chinese Basketball Association. His contract doesn’t have an option to return to the NBA if the lockout ends.

According to ESPN.com and NBA.com, he’ll be playing in China for the 2011-12 NBA season and perhaps beyond. I’m guessing that the faltering American economy could have had something to do with his decisi ...

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