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Free Agent Gary Forbes Worked Out For Lakers Earlier This Week

Gary ForbesAfter losing out on Dwight Howard to the Houston Rockets, the Lakers have shifted their focus on turing a collection of older veterans into a younger core of guys who better fit head coach Mike D’Antoni’s offensive system.

The additions of Nick Young, Jordan Farmar, and Wesley Johnson on the perimeter were all a step in that direction. You can also add the drafting of Duke prospect, Ryan Kelly, as another step in that direction as he’s a forward who can stretch the floor and give point guard Steve Nash room to operate in pick-and-roll sets.

According to Hoopshype, the Lakers still aren’t done trying to add athleticism to their roster. Free agent wing Gary Forbes worked out for the Lakers on Tuesday. There have been no details as to how well the workout went yet, and Forbes is set to work out for the Knicks next week.

Forbes can be a bright spot off the bench if he’s offered a guaranteed contract. He’s a wing who can play both the two and three spots. He’s a decent shooter from long range and is a serviceable defender. What would make Forbes a good pick up, however, is he has shown great slashing instincts during his career, something the Lakers will miss this season with the loss of Antawn Jamison.

Forbes has spent two seasons in the NBA. He began his career with the Denver Nuggets and spent the 2011-12 season with the Toronto Raptors and the 2012-13 season with the Houston Rockets.

The Lakers also met with Lou Amundson, who felt he had a positive meeting with the Lakers. Lamar Odom still looms as a possibility as an addition to the front court.

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  • Jim213

    I’d go with a MWPish type of player to aid defensive wise.

  • LakersBuss

    I really love this idea of getting this young athletic player Gary Forbes.I will be dancing for joy if we sign Gary Forbes.I see big things in his future and he can potentially be our sixth man for years to come or even better yet he can turn into the next big time athlete the Lakers have.

    I see a lot of Trevor Ariza in Gary Forbes.28 years old and he is just getting started.After his stint in China he is now ready to propel his career to the next level.Gary Forbes great athlete,freakish leaping ability,very fast young legs,defender,improving offense,major upside.

  • Aaron Ellington

    Gary would be a good project for the lakers to work with. If the Lakers are smart they can move deeper in the playoffs.

    Rebuilding a team with younger players to complement our vets is always an uncertain mind field, but necessary. We need guys to play defense as well as, score. Stronger out side shooters are nice but they are not reliable.

    Defense may win games but if our threes are not falling then defense doesn’t mean a thing.

  • Jim Mulry

    Forbes sounds like a terrific addition! The lakers are short of guys who can play defense!

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