Lakers coach Mike Brown says the team has inquired about free agent guard Gilbert Arenas, writes Brian Kamenetzky of ESPNLosAngeles.com. While the club has yet to make plans to bring Arenas in for a workout, Brown admits that the club has checked in on the veteran.
Brown also cautioned that the club has talked about "a ton of players out there" and has yet to watch film on Arenas. The 30-year-old has averaged 21.7 PPG but struggled last year with the Wizards before a mid-season trade to the Magic. Thanks to injuries and league discipline, Agent Zero has played in just 117 games since the start of the 2007/08 season.
Arenas could provide the Lakers with a solid backup for Derek Fisher as Steve Blake is set to be sidelined for the next few weeks with a rib injury. Recently, the Lakers have been using rookie Andrew Goudelock in support of the 37-year-old.