Not much depth behind Kobe

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--The Lakers still don't have a proven backup at shooting guard behind Kobe Bryant. Small forward Devin Ebanks and point guard Steve Blake could slide over to play shooting guard, as could starting small forward Metta World Peace. Unproven Christian Eyenga and second-year combo guard Andrew Goudelock are other options.

--The Lakers are not expected to re-sign backup small forward Matt Barnes, but Barnes will have some Southern California business to sort out from a legal perspective. Barnes was arrested in Manhattan Beach on an outstanding traffic warrant and for investigation of threatening a police officer. Bail was set at $51,000.

"We have a mini mid-level (salary-cap exception) still available, but I think it's unlikely we'd use it unless there's an incredible value out there." -- Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak on further free agent signings

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