There are some big changes occurring in Los Angeles right now.
A native of Los Angeles, Chandler is considered one of the strong, veteran leaders in the league - a welcome addition to a largely youthful Lakers locker room. The Lakers will try to rebound from that defeat against the Timberwolves, a team that defeated Los Angeles on October 29. Minnesota had a 32-30 lead after the first 12 minutes. Here's the preview of the next Lakers-Timberwolves matchup.
"It's been a insane 48 hours, but it was great", Chandler said after his Lakers debut Wednesday night, as quoted by Clutch Points.
However, Chandler comes to a team that gives up the most points in the paint in the NBA, according to NBA.com. Since it's fairly unusual for a team to grant a player a buyout so early in the season, there's a belief that Suns interim general manager James Jones was doing LeBron a favor. So why did the Suns agree to buyout Chandler?
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LeBron James is not only the best basketball player alive, but he is also perhaps the shrewdest NBA mind in the game today.
The Lakers host Minnesota on Wednesday night. After Chandler twice extended the Lakers' ensuing possession, Kuzma hit one of two free throws with 9.5 seconds left.
LeBron James scored 24 points, and Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart had 21 apiece as the Los Angeles Lakers held on in a back-and-forth affair Wednesday to earn a 114-110 victory over the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves.
The caveat of the Portland game is that the Trailblazers came back from a large deficit to make it close. Thus, creating a center presence the Lakers haven't had in a while.
An action-packed final minute saw the Lakers recover the ball three times on the offensive end after missing shots, before withstanding a potential game-winning effort from Derrick Rose, which was off-target. He said he was unsure of Ball's status for the team's game against the Kings.