In wake of Kobe Bryant’s season ending Achilles injury the Lakers have contacted former guard Andrew Goudelock in hopes to agree to a contract.

Goudelock was drafted by the Lakers in the second round of the 2011 NBA draft. During his original Laker tenure he averaged 4.4 points for 40 games and shot 39 percent from the floor and 37 percent from three. After not receiving much playing time, he was given the nickname “Mini Mamba” by Bryant due to his competitive nature and willingness to win.

Goudelock was released before the 12-13 season but has since proven himself in the Developmental League. This season he has averaged 21.4 points, 4.1 rebound, and 5.8 assists per game while receiving praise as candidate for the D-League MVP.

With Bryant being out and the Lakers looking for more scoring Goudelock’s, eventual, signing could not have come at a better time. His style of play fits perfectly with what D’Antoni is trying to accomplish. He will also be able to relieve pressure of both Gasol and Howard in the post as he has a reliable three point shot and can heat up quickly.

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Both parties are attempting to work out the deal before the San Antonio game tonight.