Philadelphia 76ers: Wilson Chandler expected to miss beginning of season
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By Lucas Johnson

It appears that the Philadelphia 76ers will begin the regular season without one of their main reserve players, as he continues to recover from injury.

It was a severe blow to the Philadelphia 76ers depth chart when Wilson Chandler went down with a hamstring injury in the preseason opener against Melbourne United. The Sixers had planned on checking up on Chandler’s condition in two to three weeks after the initial diagnoses. However, according to head coach Brett Brown, the veteran’s “a ways away” from being recovered.

#Sixers coach Brett Brown on where @wilsonchandler is his rehab. The forward strained his left hamstring on Sept.28 against Melbourne United.

— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) October 11, 2018

As Brown noted in the video above, there’s not a really strict timetable for a return, but he feels it should be about a month before Chandler returns to the court. Which indicates a late October debut would seem like a good guess of when the veteran combo forward returns to action. That would mean that Chandler would miss the beginning portion of the regular seasons.

It doesn’t help that rookie Zhaire Smith is expected to miss time as he recovers from two surgeries this offseason. Smith and Chandler both can play small forward position and were expected to see time there off the...

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