With eight wins in the last 11 games, things might be starting to turn around for the Los Angeles Lakers, but speculation continues heading towards the NBA trade deadline on Feb. 21 whether or not the team will make a move or at least add another big man to the roster via free agency with free agent Lou Amundson on their radar as of Feb. 13 according to Ken Berger of CBSSports.com via Twitter:
Among teams that have internally discussed Amundson are the Lakers, Knicks and Sixers, source says.
After an awful start to the season, the Lakers may be beginning to hit their stride with only 29 games remaining following the win over the Phoenix Suns at Staples Center on Tuesday night.
Amundson was recently released by the Minnesota Timberwolves and is receiving interest from many different teams in need of help in the frontcourt.
With forward Jordan Hill out of the rest of the season due to hip surgery and Pau Gasol on the shelf with a foot injury for up to the next two months, the Lakers would be wise to make a move in some form or another to secure the frontcourt if the team intends on making a serious run at clinching a playoff spot.
It remains to be seen whether or not the team actually makes a move with all indications pointing to the Lakers' front office standing pat despite the disappointing season, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see something get done even if it's only signing Amundson for the rest of the season.
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