5 Free Agent Point Guards L.A. Lakers Would Be Wise To Pursue

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5 Free Agent Point Guards L.A. Lakers Would Be Wise To Pursue
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Thanks to some nerve irritation, Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash's return remains weeks away (according to what sources told Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports).

With backup point guard Steve Blake out at until at least mid-January following abdominal surgery (according to CBSSports.com's injury report), the Lakers have dove further down their depth chart. Considering the team is still only weeks in to instituting head coach Mike D'Antoni's offensive system, it's quite been quite the daunting task.

The Lakers have already committed more than $100 million to their 2012-13 payroll (according to salary figures from hoopshype.com). But they're still weighing their point guard options on the trade and free-agent markets (according to what a source told ESPNLosAngeles.com).

The available names aren't pretty, but neither has been the play of current point guards Darius Morris and Chris Duhon. The duo has combined for just 43 points in their past five games, with Morris hitting just two of his 15 field-goal attempts over that stretch.

But there are some (mildly?) intriguing options for Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak to consider.

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