Rockets: Players that could replace Christian Wood — 3. Wilson Chandler
At 6-foot-8, Wilson Chandler possesses the size and skills to provide valuable contributions for the Houston Rockets. Chandler could thrive as a small-ball center and could fill in for Wood, providing a missing spark for the team offensively.
Chandler has lasted 10 seasons in the league, posting averages of 12.5 points and 5.3 rebounds, while making 34.1 percent of his threes. Although Chandler’s 3-point clip is a touch below the NBA’s average, he’s proven to be able to get hot from deep, as he previously made 41.3 percent from three during the 2012-13 season.
Chandler isn’t going to provide much more than scoring and 3-point shooting, but with his track record and shooting history, that shouldn’t be an issue. Chandler would thrive in the type of role that the Houston Rockets would ask him to play, as he’d be expected to play 15-20 minutes per game, which would suit him well.
Chandler last played for the 2019-20 Brooklyn Nets, but wasn’t called upon to play much, as he played just 21 minutes per game, which could be similar to the workload he would have in Houston. With the 33-year-old available on the scrap heaps, the Houston Rockets would be wise to give him a call.
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