Los Angeles Lakers watch Gilbert Arenas work out

Tomorrow’s story tonight …

The Lakers attended a private workout held by free agent guard Gilbert Arenas, according to a report on Yahoo! Sports. The team has expressed some interest in signing Arenas, a former Grant High of Van Nuys standout. Kobe Bryant said last week he was on board with adding Arenas, who played last season with the Orlando Magic.

The website, citing two unnamed sources, reported that Arenas moved well during the workout. Members of the Lakers coaching staff were in Toronto with the team and didn’t attend the workout, which was held in Southern California. It was unclear whether general manager Mitch Kupchak was at the workout.

The Lakers have struggled at the point guard position so far this season. Veterans Derek Fisher and Steve Blake, his backup, were run ragged by Jeremy Lin in a loss Friday to the New York Knicks and by Jose Calderon during a victory Sunday over the Toronto Raptors. Lin had 38 points and Calderon scored 30.


About justinwelton
Justin Welton, founder of BaselineHoops, has been writing about a variety of sports for more than three years. He has been featured on latimes.com, philly.com, stltoday.com, SFGate.com, Chron.com and seattlepi.com.

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