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The lackluster play at point guard this season has to be a concern for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Jennings, although only 22 years old, has proved he can be a scorer in the NBA, and he could provide much-needed scoring for a team that is just 20th in points per game this season.
The question is, do the Lakers want a pure scorer next to Kobe Bryant, and can they afford Jennings' first big contract?
Putting up 16.5 shots per game, Jennings would have to transition from being the No. 1 scorer to being the second or third option. But, if he truly likes the idea of playing in the big market near where he grew up, he should be able to adjust.
Acquiring Jennings could be difficult to pull off because of his current rookie deal, worth around $2.5 million, and extending him could be even more difficult because of the Lakers' current payroll.
If the Lakers have any interest in trading away Pau Gasol, they could take back two or three additional expiring contracts and make room for Jennings long-term, although it's debatable whether or not Jennings warrants a player of Gasol's caliber at this point.
If the team is determined to retain Gasol, they still have the power to amnesty any contract of their choosing before having to re-sign Jennings.