The Los Angeles Lakers have signed another rim protector signing Tyson Chandler. Chandler and the Phoenix Suns agreed to a buyout. After clearing waivers Chandler officially signed with LA.
Lebron James spoke about the looming signing days before the deal became official on Tuesday.
“We love the fact that we’re going to get another veteran,” James said after the Lakers’ win in Portland on Saturday. “A guy who plays hard, a guy who’s very smart and another champion to add to the champions that we have in this system here today so and it adds depth in our frontcourt. Which we have had trouble with at times.”
This will be the first time the two vets will be on the same team. Chandler was a part of the 2011 Dallas Mavericks championship team that defeated the Lebron and the Miami Heat.
Chandler signing with the Lakers won’t help them contend against the Warriors, but it does add another experienced big to the roster to help when JaVale McGee needs to come out of the game.