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Philadelphia 76ers

Report: Philadelphia 76ers to acquire forward Wilson Chandler from Denver Nuggets

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Wilson Chandler (Getty Images)

The Denver Nuggets are trading forward Wilson Chandler to the Philadelphia 76ers, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

In making this trade, Denver receives financial consideration. Chandler is set to make $12.8 million this upcoming season and the Nuggets opened the free agency period with lucrative reported deals for guard Will Barton and talented centre Nikola Jokic.

The team used the 14th pick in this year's draft to select talented 6-10 forward Michael Porter Jr. If healthy, Porter has the potential to become an impactful starter to replace Chandler down the line.

In Chandler, the Sixers are receiving a quality forward that will see plenty of time in the rotation. Chandler, 31, started in 71 of the 74 games he appeared in during the 2017-18 season. He averaged 10.0 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game, with a season-high 26 points coming in a win over the Suns in early February.

Philadelphia looks to build upon a breakthrough season in which it won 52 games and finished third in the Eastern Conference. Wing depth will be crucial in the Sixers making a leap into becoming a legitimate title contender.

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