At the start of the week, we heard that free agent big man Louis Amundson was hopeful of landing a new contract soon. Since then, at least two more potential suitors have emerged. Amundson visited with the Lakers and Clippers this week, and his meetings with both teams were positive, agent Mark Bartelstein tells Shams Charania of RealGM.com.
"They were good meetings," Bartelstein said. "I wouldn’t quite use the word frontrunner right now, but there’s interest, and hopefully we can get something done soon."
Both Los Angeles clubs could use some frontcourt depth. The Clippers have recently been linked to Lamar Odom and Antawn Jamison, so it's not clear if Amundson would be an alternative to those guys, or if the Clips would try to sign more than one of them. The team still has a pair of roster spots open. As for the Lakers, they signed Chris Kaman last month, but only have Pau Gasol, Jordan Hill, and Robert Sacre as additional frontcourt pieces, so they'll almost certainly add at least one or two more bigs before camp gets underway.
Amundson, 30, averaged 1.9 PPG and 2.7 RPG in 39 total games with the Timberwolves, Bulls, and Pelicans last season. For his career, he has averages of 3.7 PPG and 3.6 RPG in 327 career contests (12.8 MPG).