Report: Lakers Interested in Gilbert Arenas

by January 28, 2012
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A Hoopsworld report late Friday night has hoops fans’ imaginations on overdrive. The story alleges that the Lakers—who could use another scorer—have expressed interest in unrestricted free agent Gilbert Arenas. If Agent Zero is ready to play and has access to minutes, he could significantly improve a contender’s title aspirations: “The Los Angeles Lakers have expressed interest in Gilbert Arenas, according to sources close to the situation. The 30-year-old is an unrestricted free agent after being amnestied by the Orlando Magic last month. No signing is imminent, but the Lakers have reached out to the veteran point guard. League sources say that Arenas would love to join the Lakers. He grew up in Los Angeles and is interested in playing for his hometown team. He believes that he can contribute in Los Angeles’ backcourt, which currently features an aging Derek Fisher, injured Steve Blake and inexperienced Darius Morris. Arenas and Blake played together for two years with the Washington Wizards.”