Tyson Chandler and the Suns part ways
Tyson Chandler is one step closer to becoming member of the Los Angeles Lakers after the veteran center and the Phoenix Suns officially reached an agreement on his buyout.
Chandler who signed with the Suns in 2015 hoping to be a piece to lure LaMarcus Aldridge as free agent. That did can to fruition, as Aldridge went on to sign with the San Antonio Spurs.
While in Phoenix, Chandler averaged 7.2 points and 9.5 rebounds per game.
This season, Chandler was looked at as the perfect mentor for rookie and the number 1 overall draft pick, center, Deandre Ayton. But it became clear Chandler was not part of the plans. Chandler played in seven of the Suns first eight games averaging 3.7 points and 5.6 rebounds per game in only 12 minutes of play per night.
Chandler stated, “I am grateful for my time in Phoenix and want to thank my teammates, my coaches, the front office and the fans for an amazing experience. I wish them the best and I am excited for the next stage in my career.
Although Chandler can’t sign with the Lakers until he clears waivers, this just appears to be a formality.