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76ers’ Wilson Chandler Talks Trade, Role with Philly

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Philadelphia 76ers forward Wilson Chandler is inching closer to making his season debut with his new team, as he is still recovering from a strained hamstring, and Chandler, who was acquired from the Denver Nuggets via trade this offseason is opening up about the trade, and his role with the Sixers moving forward.

“To be honest, I never really thought about it much because I knew at any moment I could be traded,” Chandler said, during an interview with Hoops Rumors. “So I kind of just dealt with [the chances of being traded] day-to-day.”

“When you’re younger, even though you know it’s a business, it’s still shocking when you get traded especially when you’re in a good rhythm and just getting a feel for a place, you kind of like it and you’re settled in,” Chandler continued.

“As you get older, you realize more and more how the business works, you look at both teams and see if you’re going to a good situation. That plays a big part in it. The city, the organization, the team.”

Chandler is excited to make his debut with his new team, and return to the court.

“Just watching from afar and then being in training camp with these guys. It’s an amazing team, a young team,” Chandler said, while also discussing his role with the team upon his official return.

“A little three, a little four. Kind of a two-way [forward]. Make open shots, defend, and play off of Ben [Simmons] and Joel [Embiid],” Chandler explained. “You really don’t need to do too much playing with those guys.”

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Bucks’ Brook Lopez Breaks Single-Season Record for 3-Pointers by a Center

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Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez has made history.

Lopez passed former NBA big man Channing Frye on Sunday, setting a new single-season record for three-pointers made in a season by a center.

Lopez drained four triples in the Bucks’ victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers to reach 176 triples on the season, passing Frye’s mark set back in the 2009-2010 season with the Phoenix Suns.

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Knicks’ David Fizdale Praises Mitchell Robinson’s Shot-Blocking Ability

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New York Knicks head coach David Fizdale has been impressed with the shot blocking technique of rookie center Mitchell Robinson, who is averaging an impressive 2.43 blocks per game this season.

“Some of that is just natural,” Fizdale said, according to Mike Vorkunov of The Athletic. “The timing and all of that stuff, that’s natural stuff. He walked in here with timing everything. The fact that he naturally already just instinctually says, ‘oh left hand block versus the right hand block because it’s the right hand to use.’ Those are things that you can teach some of that stuff but man, he walked in the door with a lot of that. The biggest thing with him was understanding what was going on around him and how fast the action was coming at him. And over the course of the year, it seems like that he’s adjusted to that really well.”

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Magic Sign Michael Carter-Williams to Second 10-Day Deal

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The Orlando Magic are signing veteran point guard Michael Carter-Williams to a second 10-day contract following the expiration of his initial 10-day contract with the team on Sunday.

According to an official team announcement, Carter-Williams, 27, has officially inked his new deal with the team

Carter-Williams played well throughout the duration of his first deal with the team, posting 3.0 ppg, 4.7 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game.

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