November 7, 2018 11:30
Updated on November 7, 2018. 14:09
Lakers strengthened their internal game on Tuesday with the recruitment of Tison Chandler's veteran center, which Phoenix Suns cut short a few days ago.
Chandler, defender of the year in the 2011-2012 season and the winner of the 2011 Dallas Mavericks ring, challenges his 18th season as a professional.
Pivot will serve as a defensive anchor for a team that is disappointed at this start, with a record 4-6, and it has some of the worst records behind the entire NBA, which is the fourth frame with more points corresponding to a shock (120) that allows for greater success his throwing opponent (45%), and the fourth on which the jumps in the attack caught (12.7).
Angelen's staff was not inside men, and JaVale McGee as the only reference in that area.
"As we saw our team in the first 10 games of this young season, one of the areas I was talking with Earl (Magic Johnson, Lakers president) from Luke (Valton, coach) was the desire to improve our internal defense and our recovery," said is Rob Pelinka, general manager of violet and gold.
The 36-year-old has an average career of 8.6 points, 9.3 rebounds and 1.2 blocks to 1.086 encounters with Chicago, Nev Orleans, Charlotte, Dallas, Nev Iork and Phoenik jerseys.
"In Tison Chandler we address this need and much more, and we are thrilled that Tison brings his experience as a champion to our Lakers team that will bolster the veterans' leadership and positively help our young core," added Pelinka.
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