Sixers’ Chandler out 2-3 weeks with quad strain

Philadelphia 76ers forward Wilson Chandler will be out until after the All-Star break after suffering a right quad strain in the second half of Thursday’s win over the Golden State Warriors, the team told ESPN on Saturday.

Chandler played 21 minutes in Thursday’s 113-104 victory, finishing with eight points, three rebounds and two assists, before leaving in the third quarter with the injury. While he downplayed the injury after the game, the Sixers will now be without their starting power forward through next Thursday’s trade deadline and beyond.

He’s expected to be re-evaluated around the All-Star break.

Chandler, who Philadelphia acquired from the Denver Nuggets last summer using cap space, has already missed a handful of games this season even before this latest injury. He is averaging a career-low 6.7 points in 36 games this season, including 32 starts.

Philadelphia is in the midst of the hardest stretch of its schedule this season. Saturday’s game against the Sacramento Kings is the Sixers’ eighth — having won five of the first seven — in a stretch of 12 straight games against teams with winning records.

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