I am not surprised by this, you know why?
I suggested it immediately after seeing the Lakers in person a couple of weeks ago. It is a desperate move, but the Lakers have no choice, they are in dire need a veteran point guard who can also score. Alas, Gilbert fits that description.
The Los Angeles Lakers have expressed interest in Gilbert Arenas, according to sources close to the situation. The 30-year-old is an unrestricted free agent after being amnestied by the Orlando Magic last month. No signing is imminent, but the Lakers have reached out to the veteran point guard.
League sources say that Arenas would love to join the Lakers. He grew up in Los Angeles and is interested in playing for his hometown team. He believes that he can contribute in Los Angeles’ backcourt, which currently features an aging Derek Fisher, injured Steve Blake and inexperienced Darius Morris. Arenas and Blake played together for two years with the Washington Wizards.
Few red flags with Arenas. First is he in basketball shape? Even though he was cut by Magic, he has still been counting the money he is owed. Secondly, is his mind on basketball or basketball wives?
I think it is a risk the Lakers have to take, because their point guard position can’t get any worse, maybe they catch lightening in a bottle.