Lakers Rumors: Team Reaches Out To Free Agent Steve Blake
The Los Angeles Lakers are currently trying to land a big-name in free agency with Carmelo Anthony currently in their crosshairs. Although the team hopes to land Carmelo, the Lakers are looking around the league for players to fill out their roster.
One of those players might be a familiar face in the form of free agent Steve Blake, according to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin:
Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak has also reached out to representatives for former PG Steve Blake, according to a league source
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) July 3, 2014
Blake was traded by the Lakers before the trade deadline last February. The veteran point guard was sent to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks.
Although it is early in the process, Brooks won’t return to Los Angeles next season and Bazemore is currently in contract negotiations with the Utah Jazz.
With the Lakers having Jordan Clarkson, Steve Nash, and Kendall Marshall on roster, Los Angeles might have three floor generals on the roster before signing anyone else. Marshall has a cheap non-guaranteed deal while Clarkson will be on a rookie contract and Nash is under contract for $9.7 million.
Veteran Jordan Farmar is another option for the Lakers at point guard. Blake returning might be remote if he doesn’t come at a discount, but he still might be an option that the team considers.
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