Lakers Examiner: The free agent sweepstakes officially starts tomorrow (Tuesday) and, as a Los Angeles Lakers fan, you have to be excited.
Whatever enthusiasm you had drained out of you by watching the Lakers trade their first two picks in the draft and conclude by taking somebody called Chinemelu Elonu, will quickly be restored by watching the Lakers battle other franchises for the right to keep their championship team intact by re-signing Trevor Ariza and Lamar Odom.
Re-signing the two forwards has been the Lakers off-season focus since Ariza’s emergence midseason, and they even parted ways with the fan-favorite and consummate Space Cadet Vladimir Radmonavic in order to free up some cap room for them. On the plus side, they got Adam Morrison a ring.
But it begs the question (posed by Brian Kamenetzky of the LA Times Lakers Blog):
Is there anyone else on the market the Lakers should be looking at instead of Ariza and Odom?
They give a link to the complete list of free agents, but I still believe the Lakers should (and will) stick with Ariza and Odom. That being said, here are a couple that I think could pique the Lakers’ interest…