Nuggets small forward Wilson Chandler underwent successful surgery on Tuesday to repair a labral tear in his right hip. Chandler initially suffered the injury during the preseason and he will be out of action for the remainder of the 2015/16 campaign. Despite the swingman missing approximately 133 games since 2011 due to hip injuries, Chandler, who signed a four-year, $46.5MM renegotiation and extension with Denver back in July, recently told Christopher Dempsey of The Denver Post that he isn’t contemplating retirement.
The 28-year-old has been a versatile and productive player when his health has allowed, but Chandler is rapidly approaching the age of 30, and his health isn’t likely to improve as time passes. Which brings me to the question/topic of the day: Will Wilson Chandler return to form and reward Denver for extending his deal?
Do you think Chandler is done in the NBA as a productive starter? Or are you more optimistic about his ability to make a full recovery and return to action as a valuable team asset? Take to the comments section below to share your thoughts and opinions on the matter. We look forward to what you have to say.