Lakers Rumors: Why Attending Gilbert Arenas' Workout Means Nothing

Wes ODonnellFeatured ColumnistFebruary 9, 2012

ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 24:  Gilbert Arenas #1 of the Orlando Magic against the Atlanta Hawks during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in the 2011 NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena on April 24, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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The Los Angeles Lakers have a major need at the point guard position. One player with the potential to fill that hole is 30-year-old Gilbert Arenas.

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.

Arenas, according to multiple sources, plans to workout in L.A. this week. Whether or not the Lakers will attend is still up in the air:

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 Wednesday.

Open-minded and attending are two completely different things as is attending the workout and acting on the workout.

Kupchak is in a position to view all possible options for the Lakers at point guard. Reports indicate they've also expressed interest in the Cavaliers' Ramon Sessions and the Rockets' Johnny Flynn.

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.