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Lakers open to attending Arenas workout

Posted on: February 8, 2012 4:29 pm
Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak is awaiting word on details of a workout Gilbert Arenas is planning in Los Angeles later this week and is open-minded about attending, two people with knowledge of the situation told Wednesday.

Although the Lakers have publicly been noncommittal about whether to pursue the three-time All-Star, Kupchak has nothing to lose by evaluating Arenas as a potential solution to the team's point guard woes. The workout date has not yet been set, but Kupchak is said to be willing to attend depending on timing and logistics.

"The Lakers are going to take a look at him," one of the people familiar with the matter said.

Arenas, 30, was waived by the Magic via the amnesty clause after averaging 8.0 points in 49 games for Orlando last season, including two starts. In a total of 70 games for Orlando and Washington in 2010-11, Arenas averaged 10.8 points -- his first full season since serving a 50-game suspension for bringing guns into the Wizards' locker room in December 2009.

Arenas played only 47 games in the previous three seasons due to an assortment of knee injuries, and there are doubts among NBA executives about whether he has anything left. But the Lakers, with no ball-handling guard who can break down opposing defenses, are seeking a spark anywhere they can find it. The team also has been linked with Cleveland's Ramon Sessions and Houston's Jonny Flynn, though neither situation has progressed.

While the Lakers are on the East Coast, losing in Philadelphia Monday night and playing at Boston Thursday and at New York Friday, Kupchak has stayed in L.A. and would be in position to attend Arenas' workout personally.


Since: Aug 8, 2011
Posted on: February 8, 2012 5:25 pm

Lakers open to attending Arenas workout

Your the Joke pal!  Desperate?  We're in 2nd place!  Brees 4 mvp?  Where you at...New Orleans?  Your just mad the Hornets Suck!!  Go cry to your mommy somehwere else.  Grown folk talking here son!

Since: Aug 31, 2009
Posted on: February 8, 2012 5:14 pm

Lakers open to attending Arenas workout

gunsmoke in LA?

Since: Jul 3, 2007
Posted on: February 8, 2012 4:49 pm

Lakers open to attending Arenas workout

The Lakers also just released Derrick Character opening up a roster spot to add another player.  Better be somebody good.

Since: Jan 2, 2012
Posted on: February 8, 2012 4:40 pm

Lakers open to attending Arenas workout

Joke!  Lakers are done, and beyond desperate.  They should call around... Maybe Morris Peterson is available too!!

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