In typical Skip Bayless fashion, the TV personality says the Rockets' woes might help LeBron James and the Lakers sneak into the playoffs this season in the rugged Western Conference.
The Lakers' defense is 18.3 points per 100 possessions worse when McGee is off the floor, meaning Chandler's role, as well as his skillset, could prove to be a good fit with Los Angeles.
The 36-year-old center, who signed with the Lakers this week after he was bought out by the Suns, grabbed a pair of key offensive rebounds in the fourth quarter of his team debut against the Timberwolves on Wednesday.
James contributed 21 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, and calmed the nerves of his young colleagues down the stretch. After LA's savvy basketball fans welcomed Chandler to town with cheers, the veteran provided much of what the Lakers have been lacking this season.
Center Tyson Chandler has signed with the Los Angeles Lakers after clearing waivers on a contract buyout with the Phoenix Suns, general manager Rob Pelinka announced Monday. And Chandler didn't disappoint, hauling in nine rebounds. "But it was great to be out there, and play a part on the team I've watched my entire life".
"You can tell he's a young-old guy that's happy to be back home, and he played with a lot of energy tonight", said Rajon Rondo, who was thanked by Chandler for vocally directing him around the court.
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The Lakers host Minnesota on Wednesday night.
"It's all love, I love them the way they love me." he said.
The Lakers spoiled the game-high 31-point effort of Derrick Rose, who knocked in back-to-back threes that put the Timberwolves within a point, 110-111, with just 66 seconds left.
"We needed the help now", Walton said (via ESPN).
The Lakers next face the Sacramento Kings on Saturday and then take on the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday.