Wilson Chandler was in attendance last night to see Martell Webster make a questionable decision that ultimately allowed the Nuggets to escape with a 103-101 win over the Timberwolves. While Chandler was a spectator for Monday's game, he intends to be on the court for the Nuggets soon, telling Aaron J. Lopez of Nuggets.com that he hopes to sign with Denver "in the next week or so."
Chandler, who returned from China this week, has yet to be cleared by FIBA to sign with an NBA team, but doesn't expect his clearance to be an issue. The more pressing question is whether Chandler will sign for the rest of the season with the Nuggets, allowing him to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, or work out a long-term deal. According to Ken Berger of CBS Sports (via Twitter), Chandler's agent is currently negotiating a multiyear contract for his client.
The addition of Chandler would be a boost for a Nuggets team that has been slowed by injuries recently. Despite the absence of key contributors like Nene Hilario and Danilo Gallinari, GM Masai Ujiri told J. Michael Falgoust of USA Today that the team isn't looking to make any major roster moves.
"We knew going into the season that a compressed season would have this effect, regardless of injury," Ujiri said. "Guys are tired… so we knew we were going to hit a couple rough patches. Most teams know that…. We're going to be patient with our guys."