Lakers make signing of veteran center Chandler official

Tyson Chandler officially signed with the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday after clearing waivers. More

Tyson Chandler officially signed with the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday after clearing waivers. More

The Lakers are 5-6 on the season.

The Lakers' next game, a 114-110 victory against the Trailblazers, saw Los Angeles end the third quarter with a 15-point lead and cling to their advantage for the win.

He is the latest addition to a core of veteran Lakers newcomers around James including Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson, McGee and Michael Beasley, who returned to practice Tuesday after spending a week away due to an undisclosed personal matter.

Powered by their veteran backcourt, the Wolves got 31 points from Derrick Rose and 24 from Jimmy Butler. Rookie center Moe Wagner still hasn't made his debut while returning slowly from a knee injury, and Lakers basketball boss Magic Johnson didn't want to wait any longer to bolster his team's areas of need.

Head coach Luke Walton has found it hard to integrate the NBA's best player amid a roster equal in both adolescence and dogged experience.

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Despite Bayless' comments, James has averaged more points this season (26.5 to 24.1), but is down on assists (7.8 to 8.9) and rebounds (7.9 to 8.3).

Tyson Chandler cleared waivers this week after being granted a buyout from the Phoenix Suns, and he immediately signed a veteran minimum contract with the Lakers. He also revealed the joy of playing with James and believes he is one of the best closers the game has ever seen while referring to his time with Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki.

Last season, L.A. had only South Bay Lakers two-way player Alex Caruso to turn to when Ball got injured, and while Caruso provided some good minutes, Walton said they're much deeper in that aspect this season. He said he was unsure of Ball's status for the team's game against the Kings. "It's fantastic. I haven't played with a closer like that since Dirk".

The Lakers next face the Sacramento Kings on Saturday and then take on the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday.

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