Yet another player has announced he won't be attending the resumed NBA season in Orlando due to health concerns.
The Brooklyn Nets Forward, Wilson Chandler, who missed the first 25 games of the season for violating the NBA's Drug Policy, has opted-out from Orlando.
Wilson Chandler has informed the Nets that he is opting out of playing in Orlando, the forward tells ESPN.— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) June 28, 2020
“As difficult as it will be to not be with my teammates, the health and well-being of my family has to come first,” Wilson told Malika Andrews from ESPN. “Thank you to the Nets organization for understanding and supporting me in this decision, and I will be watching and rooting for our team in Orlando.”
Chandler played 35 games for Brooklyn this season, averaging 5.9 points and 4.1 rebounds per contest. He joins Avery Bradley from the Lakers, Trevor Ariza from the Trail Blazers and Davis Bertans from the Wizards as the only players in the league who have opted-out from the resumed season.
Since he won't be going to Florida, the Nets decided to sign Forward Justin Anderson for the remainder of the season, Adrian Wojnarowski from ESPN reported.
Free agent Justin Anderson is signing with the Nets, agent Mark Bartelstein of @PrioritySports tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 28, 2020
The 26 year-old was previously playing with the Long Island Nets from the G-League where he was named to the All-NBA G League third team.