Los Angeles.- The Lakers reinforced their indoor game on Tuesday with the recruitment of veteran Tyson Chandler center, which had been cut a few days ago by the Phoenix Suns.
Chandler will serve as a defensive anchor for a team that disappointed at the beginning with a 4-6 record., and this has several of the worst records in the entire NBA as the fourth table that most points fit into the bump (120), which allows more success to its opponents in the launch (45%) and in the quarter that capture more rebounds in attack (12.7).
The staff of the Angelenos lacked men inside, with JaVale McGee as the only reference in the area.
"Having observed our team the first 10 games of this new season, one of the areas that Earvin (Magic Johnson, president of the Lakers) and I discussed with Luke (Walton, the coach) was our desire to improve our internal defense and our rebound "said Rob Pelinka, general director of violet and gold.
"In Tyson Chandler we address this need and more. We are excited that Tyson would bring his experience as a champion to our Lakers team which will solidify the leadership of veterans and will help positively our new nucleus, "he added.
Chandler, 36, presents career socks 8.6 points, 9.3 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 1,086 games with jackets from Chicago, New Orleans, Charlotte, Dallas, New York and Phoenix.