At this point now I'd go after Evan Turner. He has a decent all around game, still pretty young. Kobe liked him coming out of the draft so maybe he can make show him the ropes. He's still very athletic so that'd help. He's got a lot to prove and kind of fits the profile that we've had the last couple years of a young guy looking to earn a contract. We've got about 3 million left and he's an Unrestricted Free Agent. We might be able to get him now before anybody else is looking if we offer him the chance to start or at least see big minutes.
Also look into Brandon Rush. He was one of the best shooters in the League before his injury. I know the Lakers tried to get him a few years back, but he opted to stick with Golden State. I'd like to grab him and see if we can turn him into a solid "D & 3" piece. I don't know what his athleticism is like now after his injury though.
I'd like to also look at Ryan Hollins. He's got a lot of problems, but he's very athletic and can defend the paint effectively. He's a glue guy, a bench piece, but definitely someone I'd like to add looking at all of the available Centers out there right now. Unless Okafor and Bynum can PROVE they're healthy, Hollins is the only Center left that has a different aspect than Sacre (athleticism).
I'd also look to add Ed Davis, Jason Maxiell, and Earl Clark. We need some size depth and these guys are solid. Davis is looking to prove himself in the League. Maxiell is a good locker room guy. Earl Clark we're all familiar with and has a bit of a rapport with Kobe. I'm fine with adding any of those guys.
Also obviously we could bring back Wes Johnson and Xavier Henry, particularly Henry. Athletic, still some room to grow, and have a familiarity with the Lakers and Kobe Bryant.
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