Lakers, Knicks, 76ers Eyeing Lou Amundson

When the Timberwolves signed Mickael Gelabale and Chris Johnson to rest-of-season deals last week, Louis Amundson was the roster casualty, released to open up a roster spot. He's now an unrestricted free agent, and is drawing some interest from teams in need of frontcourt help, according to Ken Berger of CBSSports (via Twitter). Berger reports (via Twitter) that the Lakers, Knicks, and 76ers are among the clubs that have internally discussed Amundson.

Amundson was on a minimum-salary contract with the T-Wolves, so the cost of claiming him off waivers wouldn't have been exorbitant. As such, I doubt we'll see any sort of bidding war over the 30-year-old. Still, he would certainly have appeal on a 10-day contract, or perhaps as a post-trade-deadline addition, for teams with a roster spot available. At the moment, the Lakers and Sixers have open roster spots, while the Knicks would need to release a player to clear room.

In 20 games with the Wolves this season, Amundson averaged just 8.1 minutes per contest, his lowest mark since 2007/08. His 6.4 PER and .368 FG% were also career-lows. In past seasons, the veteran big man has proven to be a useful bench piece with the Suns, Warriors, and Pacers.

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terry cousar
2 years 6 months ago

ANDRE MILLER WOULD BE A GREAT GREAT FIT FOR THE BEST TEAM IN THE NBA YEA MY L.A. LAKERS THATS WHATS MISSING I PROMISE AND PHIL

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Dan Cohn
2 years 6 months ago

This guy got waived by the timberwolves even after the loss of Kevin love maybe the knicks should be looking more for a player that just doesn’t take up space at the end of the bench we need a player that can produce and have some type of impact on the game otherwise it just makes no sense well anyway this should be interesting to see what the knicks do before the 21st!!!.

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phillygirl
2 years 6 months ago

Lou had a brief stint with the Sixers back in ’06-08.

 

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