Word out of Laker-land is that Trevor is about to bolt out of town: ” Trevor Ariza may be on the verge of leaving the team after his agent emerged from a lengthy phone conversation with Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak on Wednesday convinced that the team isn’t as interested in re-signing his client as it claims to be. Agent David Lee said Kupchak did not make a firm contract offer, nor were the Lakers willing to pay him more than the $5.6 million mid-level exception. ‘I think I’m being optimistic when I say it’s not going anywhere,’ Lee said. ‘Actions speak louder than words.’”