Chandler decides not to play in Orlando's "bubble"

The forward has told his team, Brooklyn Nets. Trevor Ariza; Davis Bertans; Avery Bradley and Willie Cauley-Stein have already stated that they will not play either.


Wilson Chandler, forward for the Brooklyn Nets, informed his team that he chooses not to play in Orlando, Florida. Chandler argued as the main reason for not participating that in these moments of pandemic he prefers to spend more time with his family, particularly his grandmother, who raised him, and his three children.

The Nets plan to sign Justin Anderson, his agent, Mark Bartelstein said. Anderson had a 10-day contract with the team in January and appeared in three games. "It is difficult not to be with my teammates, although the health and well-being of my family have to come first," said Chandler. He said he thanks the Nets organization "for understanding and supporting me in this decision, and I will be observing and supporting our team in Orlando."

Suspended early in the league,

Chandler, who has a one-year contract with the Nets, played 35 games during the 2019-20 season. He was suspended for the first 25 games of the Brooklyn season after testing positive for a banned substance in August.

Chandler started the Nets' last three games before the season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic on March 11. Brooklyn was 3-0 during that period, including a victory over the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center. He averaged 5.9 points and 4.1 rebounds per game and shot 40.1% from the field. Forwards Rodions Kurucs and Taurean Prince will likely absorb some of Chandler's minutes.

Trevor Ariza of the Portland Trail Blazers; Davis Bertans of the Washington Wizards; The Lakers 'Avery Bradley and the Dallas Mavericks' Willie Cauley-Stein have also told their teams they won't play when the season resumes. Recall that the teams will begin arriving in Orlando on July 7. The Nets will resume their season against the Orlando Magic on July 31,

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