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Value Free Agents Who Would Thrive on LA Lakers' Bench
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With Dwight Howard heading to Houston and Metta World Peace heading to the unemployment line, the Los Angeles Lakers' short-term future is looking barren.

While the Lakers still have an endless amount of possibilities in terms of making moves once the next free-agency period hits, fans will have to endure a season that is looking more and more like a wash.

Despite the circumstances, it is never safe to completely rule out the Lakers with Kobe Bryant at the helm.

Although it is unclear when exactly the Black Mamba will make his return, it will not go over well with the Mamba if the Lakers completely tank this season, given the fact that the expiration date on Bryant's career inches closer and closer. 

The Lakers possess a very limited budget due to their contracts exceeding the salary cap and the use of most of their mini mid-level exception on the signing of Chris Kaman. 

However, there are still some options out there that they can sign using the NBA's mandated minimum salary.

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