DENVER — Wilson Chandler has plugged a number of different holes for the Denver Nuggets in the last two seasons.

After missing all of 2015-16 with a torn labrum, the Nuggets’ versatile forward bounced back the next year and averaged a career high 15.7 points per game. Chandler cycled between a starting and reserve role. Sometimes the Nuggets asked him to play small forward. Other times, power forward.

This year, Chandler’s again had a variety of responsibilities on his plate. He began the season in the starting lineup at small forward. At the beginning of February, Nuggets coach Michael Malone inserted him as the starting power forward due to injuries in the front court.

By now, Chandler’s learned to live with the uncertainty about his role, even if it has frustrated him at times. But if the 11-year veteran had it his way, he’d operate primarily at the position that comes most naturally to him: power forward.

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Christian Clark is an Arlington, Texas, native who covers the Denver Nuggets for BSN Denver. Education: I graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism in December 2014 with an emphasis in print and digital news. Career: My work has been featured in the Fort Worth-Star Telegram, The Oklahoman and Columbia Missourian, and online at TexasFootball.com and Denverite.com. I came aboard at BSN Denver in November 2017. Most memorable sports moment: Game 2 of the 2011 NBA Finals. The finest sports book I’ve ever read: Friday Night Lights by Buzz Bissinger. One sports movie I can’t live without: Tin Cup, do not @ me Most memorable experience as a reporter: The quadruple-OT game between the Nuggets and Trail Blazers. The sport that started it all: Basketball. My sports-watching memories kick in with those early-2000s Dallas Mavericks teams. They had bad hair and scored a lot of points. Shout-out to Nellie Ball.

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