Chandler averaged just 0.1 block per game when he was on the Suns, compared to 1.2 blocks in his career.
The Lakers' next game, a 114-110 victory against the Trailblazers, saw Los Angeles end the third quarter with a 15-point lead and cling to their advantage for the win.
Chandler's contract was bought out by the Phoenix Suns on Sunday, and he signed with the Lakers on Tuesday.
A franchise with rich history at the center position, the Los Angeles Lakers went into the 2018-19 National Basketball Association season with JaVale McGee the only viable big man. But he had to settle for 24 points, 9 assists and 10 rebounds.
Overall, the Lakers played great and gave us a glimpse of what they are capable of once again. He immediately provided defense, rebounding and hard picks all areas of need for the Lakers while playing a surprising 23 minutes.
"It's been a insane 48 hours, but it was great", Chandler said after his Lakers debut Wednesday night, as quoted by Clutch Points.
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Thibodeau said Butler, who has requested a trade, is still trying to get in game shape. "A guy who plays hard, a guy who's very smart and another champion to add to the champions that we have in this system here today, and it adds depth in our frontcourt, which we have had trouble with at times". Derrick Rose has a strong performance as he scores 31 points, but can't hit a critical shot late.
The Lakers improved to 5-6 while the Timberwolves fell to 4-8.
Butler also played Monday against the Clippers in the Wolves' 120-109 loss.
A California native, Chandler attended Dominguez High School in Compton before going pro.
With timely shooting and defensive stops in the final minutes, Minnesota closed out Los Angeles 124-120 in that game. "We've been outrebounded. We have to figure out a way to go get the ball".
Lakers: At the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night.