The Andrew Bynum nightmare for Lakers’ fans is over, with his trade to the Chicago Bulls. Does this mean that Pau Gasol will remain with the team for the rest of the year? Is there another deal in the works? Who knows? But as of now, as they prepare to get whipped in Dallas by the Mavericks tonight, the only move the Lakers have made is the waiving of Shawne Williams. With Williams gone, they will take the court with eight or nine healthy players, depending on what one would make of the Chris Kaman situation – hurt or just in the doghouse?
It would seem with one less body ahead of him, Kaman would have to get some playing time tonight. Perhaps at point guard? As Kendall Marshall continues to make the position
The team is rumored to be interested in Hedo Turkoglu, recently released by Orlando, and/or former Lakers’ guard Sasha Vujacic, who last played in the NBA in 2011. Meanwhile, they did sign another former Lakers’ guard, one who was frequently discussed as a possibility to be brought back at point guard for them, Darius Morris. After doing well in a reserve spot with Philadelphia, Morris had been waived, and he was signed to replace Maalik Wayns after the team determined that he was not up to a roster spot. Morris played
and Jackson would have to be waived by 5:00 today or his contract becomes guaranteed for the rest of the season.
Fine tuning would seem to be far more important for the Clippers than for the Lakers right now, but eventually most of the Lakers’ wounded should return and who knows what they can accomplish.