Los Angeles Lakers sign Tyson Chandler

Los Angeles Lakers sign Tyson Chandler

The Lakers will head into their game against the Kings with a 5-6 record.

The former Dallas Mavericks star made an impact by contributing nine rebounds in 23 minutes on the court and was delighted to open his Lakers account with a win.

The team was led by none other than LeBron James, but it was everyone else's added performance that led to the win.

The Lakers spoiled the game-high 31-point effort of Derrick Rose, who knocked in back-to-back threes that put the Timberwolves within a point, 110-111, with just 66 seconds left.

Kevin McHale on NBATV commented on the pressure the young Lakers are experiencing playing alongside LeBron for the first time, saying that Chandler may be able to bring the same veteran maturity but alleviate some of the pressure of playing on the same team as LeBron James.

While the 36-year-old Chandler might not be the dominant defensive player he was in his prime, he could play regular minutes for coach Luke Walton while the Lakers attempt to find a winning groove in their first season with LeBron James.

As expected, the Los Angeles Lakers have signed veteran center Tyson Chandler, the team announced in a new release.

If Ball is unable to play versus the Kings, Rajon Rondo will start in his place.

"This team will be at its best when LeBron James dribbles the ball up the floor and initiates the offence", Bayless said. "And get a dub". "To know that we were that close and all we got to do is rebound the basketball".

"The more pressure I can take off him, it will free him up to do all the special things he has been doing his entire career". "It's incredible. I haven't played with a closer like that since Dirk".

Thibodeau said Butler, who has requested a trade, is still trying to get in game shape. How much can he help his Lakers as the season rolls on?

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