Tyson Chandler bought out by Phoenix Suns, eyes Los Angeles Lakers

Tyson Chandler bought out by Phoenix Suns, eyes Los Angeles Lakers

The New York Times first reported the buyout was in process. Chandler is in the last year of his four-year contract with the Suns, and was to make about $13.5 million this season.

Chandler was drafted second overall in the 2001 National Basketball Association entry draft by the Los Angeles Clippers before being immediately traded to the Chicago Bulls. However, he did not play a single minute against the Toronto Raptors on Friday night.

Tyson Chandler very well could have a new home with the Lakers after the Suns buy out the center, multiple reports stated Saturday.

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

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In certain timeout situations, Luke Walton may be able to turn to Tyson Chandler for some help in how to improve in defensive situations, which points to the pedigree of Chandler and all that he has been through in this league. That said, if the Lakers are counting on getting the Chandler they remember as a feared defender during his time in Dallas and NY, they may be out of luck. Among the 132 players who defended at least 150 shots in the restricted area in 2017-18, a group that includes many perimeter players, Chandler ranked 84th in terms of percentage allowed - not far ahead of Kuzma (67.9 percent).

The 7-foot-1 Chandler is averaging 3.7 points and 5.6 rebounds in seven games for the Suns this season. He will sign a one-year deal with the team for the rest of the season.

So, as the Lakers try to propel themselves into the playoffs this year, the lessons Chandler, LeBron James, JaVale McGee and Rajon Rondo can bestow upon this team could be invaluable to any potential success they may have.

There are various reasons why a move like this had to happen NOW for the Lakers.

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