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Report: Lakers considering adding Delonte West, other point guard

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Dallas Mavericks’ Delonte West runs during a basketball match Alba Berlin vs Dallas Mavericks at the O2 Arena in Berlin on October 6, 2012. The game is a part of the NBA Europe Live tour. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/GettyImages)

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Report: Lakers considering adding Delonte West, other point guard

There are no easy answers for the Lakers, because their problems are not tied to just one thing. It’s point guard play, defensive rotations, a lack of outside shooting, transition defense, injuries and a laundry list of other things that has what was a preseason title contender at 9-13.

But point guard play is the biggest — Chris Duhon and Derius Morris are not cutting it. And with Steve Nash likely out until around Christmas now, the Lakers are thinking of making a move reports Marc Stein of ESPN.

No firm decisions made yet but Lakers, I’m told, ARE weighing pros and cons of creating roster spot to sign Delonte West to ease PG crisis

— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) December 12, 2012


Two other available PGs that I have to believe Lakers will look at in addition to exploring trade options: Mike James and Jonny Flynn

— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) December 12, 2012


West would be the best of what is out there on the free agent market, but he comes with baggage. The Lakers may think with a veteran-heavy locker room they can deal with that, of course Dallas has a veteran-heavy roster, too. And Mark Cuban is a player-friendly, patient owner.

While Lakers fans may want a bigger move, there are no plans to move Pau Gasol at this point. There will not be until he and Steve Nash (and the rest of the Lakers) get healthy and play together for a stretch and the Lakers evaluate what they really have.

If the Lakers make a move they would have to waive or trade someone, they have a full 15-man roster right now. The most likely candidates are Darius Johnson-Odom and fan-favorite (for his cheering) Robert Sacre.