Report: Tyson Chandler chose Lakers over Warriors due to lack of minutes when DeMarcus Cousins returned

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Los Angeles Lakers big man Tyson Chandler has been effective for LeBron James and his squad in the short amount of time the two sides have been together. Chandler started the season with the Phoenix Suns, but received the classic veteran buyout early in the year and joined a playoff hopeful team in California.

As Chandler tells the story, he almost didn’t sign with the Lakers. According to a report from The Athletic’s Sam Amick, Chandler says that he could have signed with the Golden State Warriors save for one factor.

DeMarcus Cousins.

Via The Athletic:

“I just love the style of play that they play with, and so I heavily considered that and I asked them if they would like me there, and they said ‘Yeah.’”

“They also were completely honest, and said (how) DeMarcus is coming off injury and we don’t know what that playing time is going to be like once he gets back. And so for me, it became (a question of), ‘Where would I make the most impact?’ Do I want to go there and — back-to-back champs — just a well-oiled machine, be one of the guys, maybe be that vet on the bench after DeMarcus comes back?

#basketball, #professional

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