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Sixers Reportedly Acquire Wilson Chandler, Draft Considerations From Nuggets

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    Sixers Reportedly Acquire Wilson Chandler, Draft Considerations From Nuggets
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    Sixers reportedly acquire Wilson Chandler, draft considerations from Nuggets

    The Sixers have made a trade for a wing, but not the one you're thinking of.

    The Sixers have acquired Wilson Chandler and future draft considerations from the Denver Nuggets, according to multiple reports.

    Yahoo! Sports' Shams Charania was first to report the deal.

    Per Sports Illustrated's Jake Fischer, the draft considerations the Sixers acquired are a 2021 second-round pick and the rights to swap 2022 second-rounders with the Nuggets, while the only thing the Sixers sent out was minimal cash considerations. 

    Chandler, 31, is in the final year of his deal, carrying a salary of $12.8 million that the Sixers will absorb into their cap space. The 6-foot-8 forward averaged 10 points and 5.4 rebounds in 31.7 minutes per game with the Nuggets last season, while shooting 44.5 percent from the field and 35.8 percent from deep. That came on the heels of a 2016-17 season when he averaged 15.7 points on 46.1 percent shooting from the field, but attempted nearly five more shots per game than last year.

    Depending on how much JJ Redick signed for (reported between $12-13 million), the Sixers now have around $1-2 million in cap space. They also have the room mid-level exception ($4.4 million) at their disposal and could create an extra $5.7 million in space if they waive and stretch Jerryd Bayless' expiring $8.5 million salary. 

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