Tyson Chandler To Sign With Lakers, After Buyout With Phoenix Suns

Tyson Chandler To Sign With Lakers, After Buyout With Phoenix Suns

Chandler, who spent has spent three seasons with Phoenix, has had a mutual agreement on a buyout for a while, one report stated. Chandler was in the final season of his four-year deal with the Suns, and was due to make about $13.5 million this season.

Chandler was drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2001 National Basketball Association draft, but has never played for either the Clippers or the Lakers.

The Lakers were playing at Portland on Saturday night.

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That, according to Stein, is the Lakers, who are getting solid minutes out of JaVale McGee in the pivot, but are severely lacking while he is off the floor. With such an inexperienced core as well, Chandler brings championship pedigree to a young locker room, something that could pay major dividends for the Lakers come playoff time.

They may sign find help in the form of veteran Tyson Chandler. When McGee sits, however, the Lakers' defensive rating has ballooned to 118.4 points per 100 possessions, which would be the league's worst defensive rating.

He was the NBA Defensive Player of the Year for the 2011-12 season and played in the All-Star Game the following season. He's a highly intelligent player who is very good at what he does.

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The Lakers kick off their season on October 18 with a visit to the Portland Trail Blazers before playing their first home game against the Houston Rockets at the Staples Center on October 20. Chandler had a game-winning alley-oop dunk for the Suns in a game a year ago as time expired, so he knows exactly how its run. The Lakers are a talented team, but they are thin up front at the center position.

The 7-foot-1 Chandler averaged 3.7 points and 5.6 rebounds in seven games for the Suns this season.

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Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum each scored 30 points for Portland . "We know where we're going, we know how to get there". When you're not making shots that means you've got to go to the other end and you've got to be really sharp.