According to Ken Berger of CBS the Lakers are among the teams that have had “internal discussions” regarding adding the recently released Lou Amundson.
After reportedly exploring trade options for Amundson and apparently getting nothing noteworthy offered the Minnesota Timberwolves opted to release Amundson who was said to be unhappy playing in the Twin Cities.
A career journeyman, Amundson has carved a niche in the NBA as a hard-nosed player unafraid of doing the dirty work. He’s a fierce competitor on the boards and gives 110% every time he’s on the court. Problem for the former UNLV Runnin’ Rebel is that there just wasn’t enough court time for him in Minnesota.
The Wolves parted ways with him and he’s since cleared waivers with the Knicks and 76ers said to also be interested in his services.
Currently the Lakers are thin in the frontline having lost Jordan Hill for the season and possibly Pau Gasol as well whose foot injury could shut him down for the rest of the year. In addition Earl Clark is having an MRI on a sore right foot that could become problematic depending on the results.
The Lakers do have an open roster spot but have yet to show much desire to add another player to the payroll.