Chandler (neck) will not play Wednesday against the Jazz, Scott Bordow of AZCentral.com reports. Chandler has been dealing with neck spasms on and off over the past few days, and while he was able to play 18 minutes Monday against Golden State, he'll be held out Wednesday as the Suns limp into the All-Star break. Interim coach Jay Triano has already announced that Dragan Bender will start at center in Chandler's place.
Chandler is questionable for Wednesday's tilt against the Jazz due to neck spasms, Scott Bordow of The Arizona Republic reports. Chandler missed two straight games prior to Monday's tilt -- where he played 18 minutes -- due to neck spasms, which have apparently flared back up. If he's ruled out following Wednesday's morning shootaround, look for Alex Len, Marquese Chriss and Dragan Bender to all see expanded roles.
Chandler posted eight points (4-6 FG) and nine rebounds in 18 minutes during Monday's 129-83 loss to the Warriors. Chandler played just fine on Monday and was unable to produce much as it appeared that he was on a minute restriction, We saw more from Maequese Chriss and Alex Len then was expected, but no player was really able to get much going against the Warriors. Chandler should retain the starting job as long as he stays healthy, but you really never know with the Suns.
Chandler (neck) will play and start in Monday's game against the Warriors, Scott Bordow of the Arizona Republic reports. Chandler has missed the last two games with neck spasms, but was upgraded to probable coming into Monday's contest and has now been given the green light to take the floor. Look for Chandler to immediately slot back in as the Suns' starting center, which should mean less minutes for the likes of Alex Len and Marquese Chriss. In five games prior to his neck injury, Chandler averaged 5.8 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists across 27.3 minutes.
Chandler (neck) is probable for Monday's game against the Warriors, according to the Suns' game notes. Chandler has missed the past two games due to neck spasms but, barring any setbacks, he appears likely to take the court Monday night. Should the Suns monitor his minutes, look for Alex Len and Marquese Chriss to see increased action off the bench.
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