A wild and wacky is a near guarantee, with the Lakers being linked with free agents all across the board. First, it was reported they’ve officially inquired about Chris Copeland. Now, the Lakers are reportedly targeting another small forward with a different skill set.
Lakers interested in Carlos Delfino, small forward w/ range. They had, um, not a lot of range last season. Will he sign for mini mid-level?
— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) July 1, 2013
Deflino averaged 10.6 points a game last year off the bench for the Rockets. He also filled the role of Laker killer last year, scoring 19 and 15 points in two of the three meetings between the Lakers and Rockets. In an attempt to clear space for Dwight Howard, the Rockets waived Delfino and Aaron Brooks.
Speaking of former Rockets, Chase Budinger has also drawn interest from the Lakers contingent.
Bradbury also said Lakers expressed interest to him in his client Chase Budinger
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) July 1, 2013
Budinger is a marksman from deep, shooting 40.2% from three in 2011-12 with the Timberwolves. Budinger got buried in the Rockets deep squad last season and only played in 25 games.
Meanwhile, also drawing interest from the Lakers is a former Laker himself, Jordan Farmar.
Former LAL guard J. Farmar and the Lakers have been in touch. Source characterized it as "mutual interest," but depends on other dominoes
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) July 1, 2013
Farmar spent last year in the Turkish basketball league. His last action in the NBA came in 2011-12 where 10.4 points, 3.3 assists, and shot 44% from three in 44 games with the Nets.