Replacing Steve Nash is a difficult task, but the Los Angeles Lakers appear content to do it internally. Steve Blake and Jordan Farmar have done a pretty nice job collectively, and there's hope that Nash will be able to return to action at some point in the future.
Of course, because the Lakers can't depend on Nash any longer, it might be prudent to add a third point guard to the roster.
With 15 players already on the roster, however, that may be difficult.
The contracts of Elias Harris, Ryan Kelly, Xavier Henry and Shawne Williams will become guaranteed by January 10, so at that juncture, the Lakers may consider letting go of Harris or Kelly in exchange for a point guard.
A few days prior to that deadline, teams can sign players to 10-day contracts.
This would be a good time for the Lakers to get a look at a few young guys in the D-League. There's a solid chance that the bottom half of next year's roster will be filled out with those types of players.
Remember, if the Lakers want max cap space this offseason, they'll almost certainly have to renounce the rights to all their expiring players first.
With all that in mind, let's look exclusively at free-agent and D-League depth options at point guard for the Lakers to explore this year.