I never really considered this guy an option as the Lakers PG but it seems the Lakers thought otherwise. Plus, EuroBasket claims two other NBA teams made offers for his services:
The most high paid European player will be continuing his career in the CSKA Moscow untill June 2010! Theodoros Papaloukas became officially the most expensive player (European) with the new contract of 3 million euros (net) per year for the next three years who will be wearing the Russian jersey of CSKA…. Papaloukas had offers from NBA (Lakers, Timberwolves and Miami Heat) and also from Panathinaikos and Olympiakos but he kept his promise to the Russian management as he told them that if not NBA I will be staying in Moscow!!