LOS ANGELES (CBS) According to the LA Times, the Los Angeles Lakers do not have serious interest in signing Gilbert Arenas despite Mitch Kupchak attending Arenas’ private workout in a private Bel-Air gym.
“I have not seen him workout. I have not spoken to him…I did know he had a workout but haven’t spoken to Mitch about it,” said head coach Mike Brown to CBS’ Jim Hill. “But if someone can help us, I am open to it.”
The Lakers kept saying how their team has no need for a dominant point guard by scoring points but rather to help facilitate the offense.
The problem isn’t too much offensively, but rather more defensively. Starting point guard Derek Fisher is in his last leg with the Lakers and PG’s from around the league have had favorable matchups against him.
Think about the point guards in the Western Conference: Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul, Tony Parker, all who will most likely be playing in the postseason and all who will enjoy the favorable matchup against Fisher.
When Kobe was asked about acquiring Arenas he said, “It surely wouldn’t hurt….he’s like Hibachi”
Arenas had a dramatic drop in scoring and shooting percentage while in Orlando. He averaged 8 points per game and shot a low 34% from the field
Not only were the Lakers in attendance but Jerry West, Warriors consultant and former Lakers GM, also showed up for the wokout as he is in town for the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club