Chandler, now 36, would debut with the Lakers on Wednesday night after he was bought out following three seasons with the Suns. "But LeBron wanted him now".
"I think it's great to have these guys on the team with him right now", he concluded.
Maybe that'll make the difference. "To know that we were that close and all we got to do is rebound the basketball". It seems lately that the young team is combusting under the pressure associated with playing alongside the greatest player in the world-a player who expects success just as much as others expect it of him. Chandler agreed to shave $2.1 million off his $13.6 million salary with Phoenix.
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Kentucky only got as close as 27 until the waning moments. "They were just better than us". "I haven't lost faith in my guys". Keldon Johnson scored 23 points to lead Kentucky and graduate transfer Reid Travis added 22 for the Wildcats.
Chandler went to school in the Compton section of L.A. but has been accustomed to a hostile reception at Staples Center, so he will lap up any adulation from Lakers fans.
Rondo is averaging 10.6 points, 4.8 rebounds and 7.0 assists per game and shooting 52.1 percent from the floor, 50.0 percent from the 3-point line and 75.0 percent from the charity stripe.
"We felt past year when (Lonzo) got hurt, we were searching for that guy, we finally put Brandon at point guard and that kind of helped us get going again", said Walton. They have nothing to lose and everything to gain by adding an experienced, smart, and composed veteran to their lineup-especially at the center position.
The Lakers didn't have a true backup center on their roster before they added Chandler and their defense struggled when starter JaVale McGee headed to the bench.
At best, they'll finally start winning, and everyone can relax.