Kyler On Lakers, Hornets, Anderson, Pietrus

December 4 2012 at 10:01am CDT By Zach Links

A few tidbits of news courtesy of HoopsWorld's Steve Kyler..

  • There has been a lot of speculation that the Lakers are looking to make a move as they sit at 8-9.  However, league sources and agents close to players that have been linked to the team say that they haven't been very active or aggressive about making a move.  Other teams looking for help have started sending out feelers as free agents signed over the summer can be traded starting December 15th.
  • The Lakers have also been linked to free agent point guards following injuries to Steve Nash and Steve Blake, but that doesn't appear to be in the cards as Nash is likely to return in the next few weeks.  A signing might not be a good idea for the team's chemistry either and one insider near the situation remarked, “How much more change does that team need?
  • Hornets forward Ryan Anderson has been playing well for a less-than-stellar New Orleans team, fueling speculation that he could be traded.  However, the club emphatically denies that he has been talked about in a trade.  One Hornets exec pointed out that Anderson's play could get even better alongside a healthy Eric Gordon and Anthony Davis.  While the club is obviously zeroed in on its young players for this season, they also see Anderson as a leader for the team this year and beyond.  Earlier today we learned that the Lakers would like to land Anderson in a Pau Gasol deal.
  • The Lakers were linked to Mickael Pietrus, but his agent says they never reached out to him.  Pietrus signed with the Raptors for the minimum salary last week.
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