As a basketball player, a slump is almost a guarantee. It’s how you come back from a slump and turn it into a hot streak that makes you a solid player.
Wilson Chandler has had a rough go so far this season for the Denver Nuggets. He has averaged just 8.6 points and 5.2 rebounds in the 13 games he has played this season– either tied or below his career average.
In his last four games, Chandler has shot just 25.9% from the floor while the surging Nuggets have won each game.
Chandler is a career 13.5 point and 5.2 rebound per game type of shooting guard. He’s a lengthy shooting guard that can grab boards and play some solid defense.
The Nuggets have won seven straight games and sit at 31-18, six games behind the division-leading Oklahoma City Thunder. They are one of the best young teams in the league and Chandler is a big reason for that.
The 25-year-old has been one of the NBA‘s most consistent players since joining the league and is one of the most valuable players on the roster.
Head coach George Karl believes that he gives the Nuggets something that they are missing defensively when he isn’t in the lineup. Although his offense isn’t quite where he wants it to be, it will only be a short time before he gets his game together and pulls out of the slump that he is currently in.
The Nuggets will face the Chicago Bulls tonight and will hope to lean on Chandler a bit more as his minutes have been lower this season compared to his career average.