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08:04 AM ET 01.30 | Agent Zero may yet find another big stage. The Lakers' struggles this season have led them to consider the idea of signing Gilbert Arenas, according to league sources. No signing is imminent, but with their recent struggles on the offensive end, particularly at the point guard position, the Lakers are wondering if Arenas could provide a boost. With Steve Blake scheduled to miss the next few weeks with a rib injury, the Lakers have rookies Darius Morris and Andrew Goudelock backing up the 37-year-old Derek Fisher. Goudelock has played well the last two games, averaging 13.5 points on 10 of 18 shooting. If he continues to improve, the Lakers' interest in Arenas could wane.

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January 30, 2012  08:50 AM ET

I read this and I laughed. End of the road Laker times... hahahah

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January 30, 2012  08:56 AM ET

Agent Zero back?

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January 30, 2012  09:18 AM ET

Arenas played well for orlando last year... averaged near 11 points off the bench.... he can provide scoring and passing.... and getting him adds another producer on the wings for this laker squad which is lacking wing production....

January 30, 2012  09:29 AM ET

Subtraction By Addition, Bros?

January 30, 2012  09:30 AM ET
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Subtraction By Addition, Bros?

Had a hunch...

January 30, 2012  09:32 AM ET

Anything is better than Kapono and Blake shooting three's... But I don't recall Arenas ever being able to play defense?

January 30, 2012  09:35 AM ET

What? There aren't enough guns in LA already? Stern might allow this signing, but what about Attorney General Eric Holder?

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January 30, 2012  09:41 AM ET
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I thought they should have signed him from the get go! I think he helps our not so stellar season and if he's a problem, which Kobe won't allow...he gets the boot! Afterall, Kobe is King! .Wait, didn't I say this already? Deja Vu?

I thought the owners colluded to keep players like Marbury, Iverson and Arenas out of the league...

January 30, 2012  09:46 AM ET
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I thought the owners colluded to keep players like Marbury, Iverson and Arenas out of the league...

No, just CP3 off the Lakers. Marbury and Iverson killed their own careers.

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January 30, 2012  10:04 AM ET

This would be a major move for the Lakers! The question would be who leaves; and the answer is Walton. Because out of the 15 players currently on the roster Walton is the only player that has not had any significant contributions this season and dating back to the last two seasons with the Lakers. Also, by adding Arenas other players minutes get cut, see yah Fisher.

Fish remains but becomes a spot player; used during timely situations to step in and make timely three's or big shots, the only problem would be his acceptance of the demotion. Arenas would be a great sign for the Lakers and should provide the needed scoring punch the Lakers lack, plus if the Lakers sign Arenas it stabalizes the guard situation and allow the rooks to be used in situations that provide a flow and not "lets see what we can produce tonight experiment."

Sign him, he's been out there long enough and the Lakers don't have to wait for other teams to put in a claim to acquire him. This move would offset the Clippers stable of guards.

January 30, 2012  10:07 AM ET
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Arenas played well for orlando last year... averaged near 11 points off the bench.... he can provide scoring and passing.... and getting him adds another producer on the wings for this laker squad which is lacking wing production....

they should add Kenyon Martin in the end of Febuary also that would be 2 nice pickups

January 30, 2012  10:10 AM ET
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they should add Kenyon Martin in the end of Febuary also that would be 2 nice pickups

I think he's going to Lob Angeles...

January 30, 2012  10:24 AM ET
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I think he's going to Lob Angeles...

Lakers are a better fit for him to get playing time Griffin is never sitting

January 30, 2012  10:38 AM ET

Suddenly the Lakers aren't just looking bad on the floor... the front office is going BONKERS!!

Arenas? Do they provide purple holsters in the locker room so he can store his equipment?

Bad bad move...

January 30, 2012  10:50 AM ET
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Suddenly the Lakers aren't just looking bad on the floor... the front office is going BONKERS!!Arenas? Do they provide purple holsters in the locker room so he can store his equipment?Bad bad move...

Embroidered with "Hibachi" in gold.....

 
January 30, 2012  10:54 AM ET
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Suddenly the Lakers aren't just looking bad on the floor... the front office is going BONKERS!!Arenas? Do they provide purple holsters in the locker room so he can store his equipment?Bad bad move...

Nah, I doubt he will ever do the gun thing again on the NBA.
If he comes very cheap I see no reason not to do it if he can provide scoring and ball handling I think thats a deal the Lakers must do. The worst case kick him out if he goes military again.

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