Chandler exercises player option with Nuggets

Denver Nuggets small forward Wilson Chandler will exercise his player option for the 2018-19 season, according to a report from ESPN.

Chandler will earn $12.8 million next season and become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2019.

The 10-year veteran played in 74 games this past year and averaged 10.0 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists, shooting 44.5 percent from the field and 35.8 percent from three.

Chandler has been with the Nuggets since 2011. He was acquired by the team in the blockbuster Carmelo Anthony trade with the New York Knicks.

For his career, Chandler has averaged 13.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 590 games.