Chandler, who is in his 18th National Basketball Association season, is averaging 3.7 points and 5.6 rebounds this season.
After a disappointing loss at Staples Centre to the Toronto Raptors, Lebron James and the La Lakers bounced back with a narrow win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Powered by their veteran backcourt, the Timberwolves got 31 points from Derrick Rose and 24 from Jimmy Butler.
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. It was just the second miss in nine 3-point attempts for Rose, who had a 50-point game October 31 against the Utah Jazz.
LeBron James had 24 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, and Kyle Kuzma scored six of his 21 points in the final minutes of the Lakers' 114-110 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
"I've been on the other side and played the villain, " he added.
"It's been a insane 48 hours, but it was great", Chandler said after his Lakers debut Wednesday night, as quoted by Clutch Points. After Chandler twice extended the Lakers' ensuing possession, Kuzma hit one of two free throws with 9.5 seconds left.
"Honestly, I can't describe it", the Lakers center said of playing with James. The 20 made 3-pointers set a Minnesota franchise record.
The Los Angeles Lakers got an immediate boost from their newest addition in their win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night, and many people believe LeBron James should be thanking one of his former teammates for that.
Lakers: James fell just shy of his 75th triple-double, but scored nine points in the fourth quarter. Towns was held to 5-of-16 shooting from the field, in part due to Chandler's defense.
Lonzo Ball may not be on the floor for the Lakers on Saturday.
Typically, veterans on struggling teams like Chandler get waived around mid-season, when we have a good idea of what teams are playoff bound and what their needs are.