New Sixer Wilson Chander out 2-3 weeks with hamstring strain

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This is what every team hopes to avoid all preseason.

In the Sixers preseason opening win against Melbourne Friday night, veteran Wilson Chandler strained his hamstring and left the game. Saturday came word he will be out a few weeks, right up to the start of the season.

Anything longer than three weeks and we get into the start of the season.

Once healthy, Chandler will come off the bench in Philly behind Robert Covington and Dario Saric, the starting forwards. If he misses time during the regular season it will mean more Mike Muscala, and maybe even a little Furkan Korkmaz.