In a matter of three years, Wilson Chandler went from an relatively unknown prospect out of Benton Harbor, Michigan, to a first round draft pick, by the New York Knicks. Along the way, Chandler developed, not only as a player, but as an adult. Wilson took some time out of his schedule to speak with...[details]
Strengths: Most of the intrigue surrounding Chandler stems from his build and athleticism. His impressive wingspan allows him to play bigger than he is, potentially in the post. He is able to elevate and explode over many opponents. His versatility and smooth feel for the game make him a dangerous player on the wing. Few other wing players at the college level can match Chandler's combination of size and athleticism. His perimeter shooting improved dramatically this year, to the point where he is a real threat from beyond the arc. Has a tremendous amount of upside.
Weaknesses: Chandler is still a very raw player. Even with his improvement offensively this year he still wasn't a viable go-to option at the college level. His mid-range shooting abilities are questionable even though they have improved.
Outlook: Chandler will likely land in the early or middle part of the second round where he has the chance to be a tremendous steal for some team. He will play mostly as a small forward, but has the length and athleticism to spend some time as a power forward as well. If he continues to improve at the rate that he has in college he could crack a starting line up somewhere.
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