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No Opt-Out Clauses May Force Nuggets' Wilson Chandler, Others Out Of Playing In China

Wilson Chandler reportedly has an offer on the table to play in China, where he would receive $1.7 million. However, he hasn't signed the contract yet because there is no opt-out clause that would allow him to leave the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) once the NBA lockout ends. It now appears that the CBA will not allow opt-out clauses in any contracts. Nor will that league allow any player currently under an NBA contract to sign a deal in China.

Chandler is a restricted free, which would allow him to play in China. Yet, without an opt-out clause he is more likely to head to Italy, it would seem. At the time of the original report, both the Chinese club and the Italian club were unknown. But according to one report, the Italian team is Virtus Bologna.

One way or another, Chandler appears to be the next Nugget to head overseas. Ty Lawson has already signed a deal with a Lithuanian club and will join that team at the end of August. Start learning Italian and Lithuanian if you want to follow these Nuggets and don't want to rely on Google Translate.

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