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 The Los Angeles Lakers made official what had been speculated for days signing free agent centre Tyson Chandler on Tuesday While the team did not announce details of Chandler s contract ESPN reported the deal will pay Chandler 2 109 867 and the Lakers will take on a cap hit of 1 333 140 Chandler agreed to take 2 1 million off his 13 6 million salary to secure a buyout from the Phoenix Suns last weekend Also per ESPN Chandler can be traded beginning Feb 6 one day before the trade deadline Chandler 36 is in his 18th season and was in the final year of a four year contract with Phoenix The 7 foot 1 veteran averaged 3 7 points and 5 6 rebounds in seven games for the Suns this season Chandler a Southern California native has career averages of 8 6 points and 9 3 rebounds in 1 086 games with the Chicago Bulls 2001 06 New Orleans Hornets 2006 09 Charlotte Bobcats 2009 10 Dallas Mavericks 2010 11 2014 15 New York Knicks 2011 14 and Phoenix 2015 18 He was the NBA Defensive Player of the Year for the 2011 12 season and played in the All Star Game the following season
Lakers sign C Chandler

1 The Los Angeles Lakers made official, what had been speculated for days, signing free agent centre Tyson Chandler on Tuesday.

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2 While the team did not announce details of Chandler’s contract, ESPN reported the deal will pay Chandler $2,109,867 and the Lakers will take on a cap hit of $1,333,140.

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3 Chandler agreed to take $2.1 million off his $13.6 million salary to secure a buyout from the Phoenix Suns last weekend.

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4 Also per ESPN, Chandler can be traded beginning Feb. 6, one day before the trade deadline.

5 Chandler, 36, is in his 18th season and was in the final year of a four-year contract with Phoenix.

6 The 7-foot-1 veteran averaged 3.7 points and 5.6 rebounds in seven games for the Suns this season.

7 Chandler, a Southern California native, has career averages of 8.6 points and 9.3 rebounds in 1,086 games with the Chicago Bulls (2001-06), New Orleans Hornets (2006-09), Charlotte Bobcats (2009-10), Dallas Mavericks (2010-11, 2014-15) New York Knicks (2011-14) and Phoenix (2015-18).

8 He was the NBA Defensive Player of the Year for the 2011/12 season and played in the All-Star Game the following season.

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