Derek Fisher is 37 years old, and Steve Blake proved last year he wasn’t ready to take over the starting role. The Lakers need a point guard its just a matter of how big of a splash they are going to make.
According to Mike Bresnahan, the Lakers are curious to see if current Cleveland Cavalier point guard Baron Davis will be available:
The Lakers are curious to see if veteran point guard Baron Davis gets cut by Cleveland. He has two years and $28.7 million left on his contract, though he can be signed for substantially less than that.
Davis averaged 13.1 points, 6.7 assists, and 2.7 rebounds per game last season with the Clippers and Cavaliers.
If the Cavs don’t cut Davis, or the Lakers decide to sign a current Free Agent they will have many options to choose from. Here is a list of the current NBA free agent point guards and their salaries, courtesy of Hoopsworld.com.
Aaron Brooks, Phoenix Suns – $2.0 million – Restricted ($3.0 million Qualifying Offer)
Rodney Stuckey, Detroit Pistons – $2.8 million – Restricted ($3.9 million Qualifying Offer)
T.J. Ford, Indiana Pacers – $8.5 million – Unrestricted
Carlos Arroyo, Boston Celtics – $1.2 million – Unrestricted
Ronnie Price, Utah Jazz – $1.3 million – Unrestricted
Patrick Mills, Portland Trail Blazers – $0.9 million – Restricted ($1.1 million Qualifying Offer)
Sasha Vujacic, New Jersey Nets – $5.5 million – Unrestricted
Sebastian Telfair, Minnesota Timberwolves – $2.7 million – Unrestricted
Willie Green, New Orleans Hornets – $4.0 million – Unrestricted
Mario Chalmers, Miami HEAT – $0.9 million – Restricted ($1.1 million Qualifying Offer)
Earl Watson, Utah Jazz – $1.2 million – Unrestricted
Pooh Jeter, Sacramento Kings – $0.5 million – Unrestricted
Jose Barea, Dallas Mavericks – $1.7 million – Unrestricted
Sundiata Gaines, New Jersey Nets – $0.7 million – Unrestricted
Chris Quinn, San Antonio Spurs – $0.9 million – Unrestricted
Marcus Banks, New Orleans Hornets – $4.9 million – Unrestricted
Earl Boykins, Milwaukee Bucks – $1.4 million – Unrestricted
Anthony Carter, New York Knicks – $1.4 million – Unrestricted
Acie Law, Golden State Warriors – $0.7 million – Unrestricted
Ben Uzoh, New Jersey Nets – $0.5 million – Unrestricted