The Lakers are close to a deal with Shammond Williams, a 6-1 guard who has played with six NBA teams. The Lakers are trying to complete financial discussions with Williams' pro team in Spain.
Williams, 31, has career averages of 6.1 points and 2.5 assists with Atlanta, Seattle, Boston, Denver, Orlando and New Orleans. He last played in the NBA in the 2003-04 season.
The Lakers, who agreed to terms last week with former Clippers forward Vladimir Radmanovic, could sign Williams with their biannual exception, which allows teams that are over the salary cap to sign a player for about $3.5 million over two years.
It looks like the Lakers are staying put with their existing roster. Here is how it will look after the signing:
Once again, Vlad is an SF. Odom is just as tall as him. Sticking Vlad at PF, who is a shooter, makes no sense when you are also putting Odom, who is a rebounder, at SF. It doesn't make any sense.
Lamar is big but he is not a tru power forward...his ideal position is smallforward where he can handle the ball more and create mismatches...he generally gets overpowerd by the top powerforwards of the NBA and he really isnt a great defender to begin with...Yes Vlad is not a powerforward either...lamar is mroe of a power than him...but both are naturally suited at small...but you will probably see both of them playing power at different times throughout the season...