Nuggets' Wilson Chandler to exercise $12.8M option for next season

Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler will exercise his player option for the 2018-19 season, league sources tell ESPN.

Chandler, 31, is opting into a $12.8 million salary instead of entering free agency this summer.

Denver was notified of his decision on Friday.

The 10-year veteran averaged 10.4 points and 5.4 rebounds in 74 games as the Nuggets' starting small forward last season.