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NBA Free Agent Rumors: Lakers Could Check Out Gilbert Arenas

The Los Angeles Lakers have a pretty good big three, perhaps the best big Three of them all in Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum. The problem for LA is the significant drop-off the team experiences the further down the roster they go. Metta World Peace is clearly on the downside of his career, and the bench looks more ready to sign up for Hickory High than play for the perennial championship contenders.

The biggest weakness is at point guard. Derek Fisher is pretty much on his last legs, and Steve Blake hasn't been much better off the bench. It's why at this critical moment Los Angeles seems to be willing to make a a desperate decision. They're going to try their luck with Agent Zero. Ken Berger of CBS Sports has more.

Although the Lakers have publicly been noncommittal about whether to pursue the three-time All-Star, Kupchak has nothing to lose by evaluating Arenas as a potential solution to the team's point guard woes. The workout date has not yet been set, but Kupchak is said to be willing to attend depending on timing and logistics.

"The Lakers are going to take a look at him," one of the people familiar with the matter said.

Arenas as the main point guard sounds interesting enough. If by interesting you mean desperate.

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