It’s no surprise that the Lakers are looking for a PG, one person says we should go after Boykins – good idea?
O.C. Register: The Lakers need a guard. Earl Boykins very likely will need a place to play. It seems like the ideal situation for both parties.
With Jordan Farmar out for at least eight weeks while recovering from knee surgery, the Lakers have a need for an experienced guard.
Boykins is a proven scorer, a terrific ball handler and an excellent free-throw shooter. From 2003-2007, he averaged 12.4 points per game, off the bench, with the Denver Nuggets and the Milwaukee Bucks.
I once asked the 5-foot-5, 135-pound Boykins how he was able to score against much bigger players. He shrugged and told me that scoring was the easiest part of his game. And then he showed me the basic moves that he had honed and perfected, starting from the time when he first started playing basketball while growing up in Cleveland.
Boykins, who inexplicably did not receive any attractive offers this past summer as an unrestricted free agent, signed to play for Virtus Bolongna of the Italian Professional League.
In 12 games, Boykins is the team’s leading scorer at 16.3 points per game. He also leads the team in average minutes played, free-throw percentage, steals and assists.