Nets’ Wilson Chandler leaving NBA to play in China

Wilson Chandler Nets
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NBA veteran and recent Brooklyn Nets forward Wilson Chandler has agreed to a deal with the Zhejiang Guangsha Lions in the Chinese Basketball Association.

He is reportedly on his way to China.

Chandler previously played with Zhejiang during the 2011-2012 season while the NBA was in the middle of a lockout.

In 32 games that year, Chandler averaged 26.6 points, 11.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game, helping Zhejiang reach the CBA playoffs.

However, he didn’t play in the playoffs and the team got swept in the first round by the Beijing Ducks.

Chandler’s new deal with Zhejiang was reported back in September, but at the time, it wasn’t finalized.

It’s unclear if his contract will have an NBA-out clause.

In only 35 games this season with the Nets due to a 25-game suspension for PEDs, the 33-year-old averaged 5.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game in 21 minutes per game.

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