Report: Lakers Attend Private Workout With Gilbert Arenas
According to a report tonight from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Los Angeles Lakers officials attended a private workout for free agent guard Gilbert Arenas in Southern California today.
Two sources told Wojnarowski that “Arenas moved well and made a positive impression, but there was no sense of how quickly — if at all — the Lakers would pursue signing him to a free-agent contract.”
Arenas, 30, has been a free agent since the Orlando Magic waived him via the amnesty clause prior to this season. He was ineffective in 70 games last year split between Orlando and Washington, averaging career lows of 10.8 points and 2.7 assists per contest.
Nevertheless, the Lakers may take a long look at Arenas, who has averaged 21.2 points per game for his career. The Lakers are in dire need of backcourt depth and could use an extra weapon offensively — they currently rank 22nd in the NBA with 92.7 points per game.