Los Angeles Lakers sign Tyson Chandler

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This is an intriguing theory as James and Jones both have developed a close relationship over the years after spending much time together as players with the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers.

Chandler, who is in his 18th National Basketball Association season, is averaging 3.7 points and 5.6 rebounds this season. The roster appears nowhere near ready to compete for a championship and the Lakers might even struggle to make the playoffs, considering James is surrounded by a lot of young players and guys who don't really fit well next to him. And while he scored only two points, he had nine rebounds, including two critical offensive rebounds on taps in the game's final 42 seconds.

Tyson Chandler savored the ovations when he first took the court in downtown Los Angeles. When you're homegrown from here and going to high school and all that and you've had these same fans, and now you represent the jersey that everybody has been cheering for their entire lives, you kind of become one.

"I've been on the other side and played the villain, " he added. He immediately provided defense, rebounding and hard picks — all areas of need for the Lakers — while playing a surprising 23 minutes.

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Powered by their veteran backcourt, the Wolves got 31 points from Derrick Rose and 24 from Jimmy Butler. Rose also missed a three-pointer at the end fourth which would have given the Timberwolves the lead.

Hopefully the addition helps get Luke Walton off the hot seat, too.

"The big man - who said he picked L.A. among about five teams - joins the Lakers after having his contract bought out by Phoenix".

James, who led the Lakers in scoring, nearly ended up with a triple double, with the small forward dropping 24 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists. But he had to settle for 24 points, 9 assists and 10 rebounds. Minnesota had a 32-30 lead after the first 12 minutes.

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