Mike Brown: Lakers Have Contacted Gilbert Arenas

by February 01, 2012

Lakers head coach Mike Brown confirmed that the team has been in touch with Gilbert Arenas and other players as they continue to look for backcourt support, but Brown tried to downplay the seriouness of the team’s interest in Arenas. From the OC Register: “Lakers coach Mike Brown acknowledged the Lakers’ inquiry about free-agent guard Gilbert Arenas but downplayed the prospects, noting there was neither a workout or nor any past Arenas video reviewed by Brown. ‘It’s just conversation,’ Brown said Tuesday. ‘We’ve had conversations about a lot of players. There are a ton of players that we’ve had conversations with.’ […] ‘I’m always in communication with management,’ Brown said, adding that he talked to Kupchak to get updates on the status of ‘a couple available players.’ The Lakers would have to cut someone from their roster to add anyone, because they’re at the 15-player NBA maximum.”