The win over Minnesota moved the Lakers to 5-6 this season.
Derrick Rose has a strong performance as he scores 31 points, but can't hit a critical shot late.
LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers walks on the court during a stop in play in a preseason game against the Golden State Warriors at T-Mobile Arena on October 10, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Head coach Luke Walton has found it hard to integrate the NBA's best player amid a roster equal in both adolescence and dogged experience.
Jimmy Butler's frustration is going beyond his status with the team.
If Ball is unable to play versus the Kings, Rajon Rondo will start in his place.
"It's been a insane 48 hours, but it was great", Chandler said after his Lakers debut Wednesday night, as quoted by Clutch Points. "And get a dub".
"To be able to have him close out games and know how special he is on both ends - defensively and offensively - I just want to take some of the pressure off him".
James also joked that Jones "needs an opt-out clause" in his contract so he can come work for LeBron's team if LeBron ever decides to go that route.
While other key players Pascal Siakam had 21 points, Kyle Lowry 16 points and Serge Ibaka 14 points.
A Rose triple, though, fell short with the Timberwolves trailing by just a point with 8 seconds left as Josh Hart's free throws helped seal the win for the Lakers, who avenged their loss at Minnesota 9 days earlier.