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Suns buying out Tyson Chandler

07 November, 2018, 03:46 | Author: Candice Daniels
  • Tyson Chandler is planning to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers after receiving a buyout from the Phoenix Suns on Saturday. More

His $13 million-plus contract was up at the end of the 2018-19 season. With a slew of talented forwards such as Trevor Ariza, TJ Warren, and Josh Jackson, going smaller makes sense, which left Chandler as the odd man out.

"I am grateful for my time in Phoenix and want to thank my teammates, my coaches, the front office and the fans for an awesome experience." said Chandler.

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. However, he did not play a single minute against the Toronto Raptors on Friday night.

The Los Angeles Lakers are expected to sign center Tyson Chandler after he completes a buyout with the Phoenix Suns, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN and Marc Stein of the New York Times. The Lakers rank No. 21 in the league in defensive efficiency.

James will join a young core group of players that includes 20-year-old Lonzo Ball and 23-year-olds Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart as well as savvy veterans Javale McGee and Rajon Rondo, who like James signed with the Lakers in the offseason.

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Might the Lakers have been better off waiting?

Chandler initially signed with the Suns as a free agent on July 9, 2015, and played in four seasons with the club.

It's certainly possible that Chandler will be energized by playing for a contending team in his native L.A. after spending the past three years in the wilderness with the Suns. The Lakers have had a lack of size up front.

Adding Chandler is an excellent move for the Lakers at this point in the season. If, however, the Lakers consider the position fixed with the addition of Chandler, they may regret that decision.

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