According to a tweet by the Indianapolis Star's Mike Wells, the Los Angeles Lakers are on the verge of signing former Indiana Pacers forward Josh McRoberts to an offer.
Details of the deal are not yet available but adding McRoberts seems like a logical addition to a roster that is in need of some size after trading away Lamar Odom to the Dallas Mavericks. Outside of Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum, there is no real depth up front and with Bynum's injury past, the Lakers don't want to take any chances.
McRoberts, a 6-10 power forward, spent the past three seasons with the Pacers and has averaged 5.2 points and 3.8 rebounds for his career.
The Lakers have also signed guard Gerald Green and forward Malcolm Thomas to compete for roster spots.
Green has posted career averages of 7.5 points and 2.0 rebounds in 181 NBA games with the Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves, Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks. Green could bring the same type of athleticism to the bench that departed guard Shannon Brown did.
Thomas was an All-Mountain West Conference Second Team selection at San Diego State the past two seasons.