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.
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.
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.
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.