The three-time NBA All-Star was released by the Orlando Magic via the amnesty clause earlier this year and is battling back from a knee injury.
Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak is awaiting word on details of a workout Gilbert Arenas is planning in Los Angeles later this week and is open-minded about attending, two people with knowledge of the situation told CBSSports.com Wednesday.
Open-minded and attending are two completely different things as is attending the workout and acting on the workout.
Do the Lakers Need Gilbert?
If the Lakers GM does attend the workout it is nothing more than Kupchak doing his job. Right now his main priority is to find the Lakers a suitable option at point guard. Arenas is one of several available candidates and it would be wise to see him in person.
There is no underlying motive and it indicates nothing about what the Lakers will eventually do.
Gilbert Arenas is trying to get his career back on track and if the Lakers attend his workout it means absolutely nothing more than a GM doing his job.