Lakers sign center Chandler from Suns

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) -- The Los Angeles Lakers announced on Tuesday that they have signed center Tyson Chandler from the Phoenix Suns.

"Having observed our roster for the first 10 games of this season, one of the areas that we desire to upgrade is interior defense and rebounding," said general manager Rob Pelinka.

"In Tyson Chandler we addressed that need, and so much more. We are excited that Tyson will bring championship-level experience to our team and help positively shape our young core. We are thrilled for Tyson to join us as we progress towards our ultimate goals as a team," he added.

Chandler was named Defensive Player of the Year in 2011-12. A three-time All-Defensive Team selection (2010-13) and 2013 NBA All-Star, Chandler was a member of the 2011 NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks and won a gold medal with Team USA at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

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