3 reasons signing Tyson Chandler would be smart

3 reasons signing Tyson Chandler would be smart

Tyson Chandler will be bought out by the Suns and will sign with the Lakers, according to Marc Stein.

Chandler, 36, is in his 18th season, and was slated to make US$13.6 million (S$18.7 million) this season in the final campaign of a four-year contract with Phoenix.

Chandler's rebounding prowess in particular would be a welcomed addition to a Lakers team that now has one of the worst defensive rebounding rates in the league. Though Moritz Wagner could also potentially log minutes at the 5, his ongoing development will be a long process for the Lakers. However, the Lakers have predictably struggled to protect the rim without McGee, using Kyle Kuzma (a forward by trade) and undrafted rookie Johnathan Williams as backups at center. 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.

On Saturday night, the Lakers announced they would be signing Tyson Chandler, after he cleared waivers, following a buyout with the Suns.

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It looks like Tyson Chandler will soon be a free agent.

James, who is widely considered the best player of his generation, is expected to take on the role of a player-coach on the court, but also said he was eager to improve his own game.

It's his highest since playing 27.4 minutes for the Washington Wizards during part of the 2011-12 season. The Lakers have outscored their opponents by 7.2 points per 100 possessions when McGee is on the floor with a defensive rating of 103. Over the course of the season, no team has given up more than 71.9 percent shooting in the restricted area. He's seen minimal time off the bench through seven games this year.

Adding Chandler is an excellent move for the Lakers at this point in the season.