Los Angeles Lakers Rumors: Lou Amundson Could Provide Good Minutes Off The Bench
The Los Angeles Lakers seem to be unsure about their depth at power forward. Sources report that the Lakers recently reached out to free agent power forward Lou Amundson. If signed, Amundson could give the Lakers quality minutes off the bench.
With Pau Gasol moving to the center position, Antawn Jamison leaving and Ryan Kelly’s foot injury, the Lakers don’t have much depth on the roster. Amundson wouldn’t be an impact signing, but he could give the team valuable depth at the power forward position. He is somewhat athletic and he has a very high motor. He can clean up the glass while also playing tough defense within the paint.
If they do decide to add Amundson, the Lakers could boast an effective small lineup. Amundson’s ability to play in the paint could give him an advantage over some of the other players on the Lakers. With Jordan Hill expected to start at the power forward position, Amundson can give the Lakers another scrappy defender who has a knack for scoring around the basket.
Amundson’s best season came when he played for the Phoenix Suns from 2008-10. He never started a game, but he averaged 14.5 minutes per game while scoring 5.0 points to go along with 4.5 rebounds per contest. Amundson can give the Lakers valuable minutes off the bench and with the team looking for impact players, he can fit that bill.