"Hopefully it's nothing serious", said Luke Walton.
Chandler brings another leader to a young locker room along with James and Rajon Rondo while also adding championship pedigree and playoff experience.
The Lakers will head into their game against the Kings with a 5-6 record.
Despite Bayless' comments, James has averaged more points this season (26.5 to 24.1), but is down on assists (7.8 to 8.9) and rebounds (7.9 to 8.3). But his team found the stops necessary down the stretch and managed to pull off a fighting win. According to Dave McMenamin of ESPN, it was a move that the Lakers were able to do as there is a theory that James former teammate and current Phoenix Suns general manager James Jones parted ways with center Tyson Chandler as a favor to help the four-time league MVP out.
JaVale McGee has actually been pretty solid at center for L.A., but there had been no depth behind him.
Chandler finished with nine rebounds in 23 minutes in the Lakers' 114-110 win. He said he was unsure of Ball's status for the team's game against the Kings.
The Timberwolves, who entered 19th in the National Basketball Association in 3-pointers made at 10.3 per game, went 20-for-40 from beyond the arc.
The second-year point guard is coming off one of his better defensive efforts this season, which Ball explained was a point of emphasis after the Lakers got off to a poor start against the Toronto Raptors. "And get a dub". "It's wonderful. I haven't played with a closer like that since Dirk".
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.
"The more pressure I can take off him, it will free him up to do all the special things he has been doing his entire career".
The Lakers have had a fluctuating start to the season, winning five and losing six.