Shall we take a short break from all this Garnett madness, just for a second? Please? Okay good! Reports say that the Lakers have offered a deal to Euroleague MVP, Theodoros Papaloukas. They’re throwing most of the MLE at this guy. If he does dawn purple and gold next season, lets hope he isn’t another Sasha bust. I like knowing that the Rapters are intrested; atleast we know it has Bryan Colangelo’s support. Personally, I’ve been hoping to land Mo. Williams with the MLE, this guy might not be a bad pick-up either. Just another MLE gamble. Let’s see where this goes.
LA Times: The Lakers reportedly are going beyond U.S. borders in their search for a new backcourt starter.
With Smush Parker out the door and Farmar having played only one NBA season, the Lakers have offered a multi-year contract to 30-year-old guard Theodoros Papaloukas, according to Eleftheros Tipos, a newspaper in Greece. The report said Papaloukas had confirmed the offer and was pondering it among a handful from NBA teams. Lakers officials declined to comment.
Papaloukas, a Greek native who is listed at 6 feet 7, was the Euroleague player of the year last season with CSKA Moscow, and is widely thought to be the best point guard in Europe.