Chandler (concussion) has been ruled out of Wednesday's regular season finale against the Clippers, Craig Grialou of 98.7FM in Phoenix reports. Chandler continues to deal with concussion symptoms and failed to be cleared through the league's protocol, so he'll conclude the regular season with his second consecutive absence. In his first year with the Suns, the 33-year-old averaged 7.2 points and 8.7 rebounds in 24.5 minutes per game, all three of which are his lowest marks since the 2009-10 season. Expect to see more of Alex Len in Chandler's place Wednesday.
Chandler (concussion) is considered questionable to play in Wednesday's game against the Clippers, Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic reports. Chandler remains in the league's concussion protocol, and he was held out of Monday's loss to Sacramento. Coach Earl Watson declined to comment on Chandler's status, saying only that he's "TBD" as Wednesday's finale approaches. The decision won't ultimately be up to the Suns, as Chandler will need to be fully cleared by the league before he's able to return.
Chandler (concussion) will sit out Monday's game against the Kings, Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic reports. This is the first we've heard of the injury, but Chandler likely sustained it during Saturday's win over the Pelicans, in which he had 13 points and five rebounds in 21 minutes. The veteran is currently in the league's concussion protocol, so it's unclear whether he'll be cleared in time to return for the season finale Wednesday against the Clippers. Alex Len figures to pick up extra minutes in Chandler's stead.
Chandler posted 21 points (8-11 FG, 5-6 FT), 10 rebounds, an assist and two steals over 33 minutes in Thursday's 124-115 victory over the Rockets. The veteran continues to defy Father Time, now having managed five straight double-doubles. Chandler has averaged 15.2 points, 13.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.8 blocks and 0.8 steals over a robust 36.0 minutes over that span, as he continues to get all the run he can handle as the season winds down. He would appear to have a good chance to increase his impressive double-double streak against the Pelicans' vulnerable defense versus centers on Saturday night.
Chandler scored 21 points (10-12 FG, 1-4 3Pt) while adding 18 rebounds and a steal in 38 minutes during Sunday's loss to the Jazz. He seems fully recovered from the back issue that cost him three games in late March, and Chandler is now averaging 15.0 points, 15.3 boards and 1.0 blocks over the last three games. The Suns are just playing for draft lottery position to close out the season, but Chandler still seems poised for a big finish.
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