Did Suns’ James Jones do LeBron a solid with Tyson Chandler?

Did Suns’ James Jones do LeBron a solid with Tyson Chandler?

A native of Los Angeles, Chandler is considered one of the strong, veteran leaders in the league - a welcome addition to a largely youthful Lakers locker room. "In Tyson Chandler, we addressed that need and so much more".

It had featured recently acquired big man Tyson Chandler playing a big factor on the floor in his first game with the team, which included some pivotal tapout rebounds in the final minute of the fourth quarter.

Walton thinks Rondo and LeBron can provide a lot for the 21-year-old, who's averaging 9.0 points, 4.8 boards, 4.5 assists and 1.3 steals on 44 percent shooting and 38.8 percent from three in 26.1 minutes per game. But they didn't sign him for that.

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. Brandon Ingram scored 20 points for Los Angeles, which won for the third time in the past four games. But still, the Lakers showed what they're capable of, and finishing a tight game might come in handy against Minnesota, considering the two were evenly matched at Target Center in Minneapolis. That's what it comes down to. No, he's not suddenly the LeBron that existed during his physical prime during his first run in Cleveland or in Miami, but a former staple of James' on-court gear is making a comeback.

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"When you're homegrown and going to high school here, now you have the same fans and you represent the jersey everybody has been cheering for their entire lives, you kind of become one".

The big man brings a veteran presence that includes an National Basketball Association championship, DPOY and ASG on his resume.

"I've been on the other side and played the villain, now it's great to be on this side". "Now it's great to be on this side and actually rep 'em".

The Lakers have had a fluctuating start to the season, winning five and losing six.

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