In talking to people around the Los Angeles Lakers, upgrading the point guard position has become a priority for Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss. While L.A. has had interest in names like Ramon Sessions and Kirk Hinrich for years, the odds of swinging a deal for either player may be slim.
I am hearing that, if no other deal can be made before the deadline, the team will look to swing a smaller trade for a point guard in the 11th hour. Two names the Lakers are closely monitoring are Will Bynum of the Detroit Pistons and A.J. Price of the Indiana Pacers. Bynum particularly is a favorite of Mitch Kupchak’s for his explosiveness and ability to create shots for others.
Should the Lakers fail to swing a deal sources say their final option would be to sign free agent guard Gilbert Arenas.
The trade deadline is March 15th.
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