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Agent says Lakers, Clippers interested in Louis Amundson

Sep 4, 2013, 12:34 PM EDT

Lou Amundson AP

Teams know what Louis Amundson is going to give them — real energy off the bench, rebounding, and almost no offense whatsoever. He was part of a good Suns bench back in 2010 but the past three seasons have seen him bounce around the league, struggle to get regular minutes, hand-in-hand with that his production has fallen.

Maybe a team looking for a veteran big will take a chance on him.

Maybe a team like the Lakers and Clippers, Amundson’s agent told Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News.

Free agent forward Louis Amundson has sparked interest from several teams, including the Lakers and Clippers, according to his agent, Mark Bartlestein. Bartlestein said in an interview with the Los Angeles Newspaper Group that his client plans to finalize a deal with a team within the week, though he wouldn’t go into exact specifics what role and terms would best suit Amundson.

First the word of caution: A month ago we heard how Amundson was going to make his decision in a week. So don’t bet on this timeline.

Of these teams, the Lakers make a little more roster sense. The Clippers have 14 contracts on the roster and while they might use that 15th spot for a big it seems more likely they would like a guy they can develop. Yes, the Clippers have questions about depth up front (unless you are big believer in Byron Mullens and Ryan Hollins) but the fact is Amundson isn’t the answer.

The Lakers would have 14 guys only if the keep second round pick Ryan Kelly — but he may not be healthy by training camp — and Summer League team leading scorer Marcus Landry. But they might let one of those two walk to make space for a veteran who can provide some depth up front (they project to have Kelly, Elias Harris, Jordan Hill and Robert Sacre as bigs off the bench behind Pau Gasol and Chris Kaman, with Gasol playing plenty of five).

  1. 00maltliquor - Sep 4, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    This feels like an article that was written a month ago. Who’s his agent trying to convince?

    • eventhorizon04 - Sep 4, 2013 at 1:59 PM

      Agreed. This has to be at least the fourth time this offseason that there’s been a “report” of “multiple teams” being after Louis Amundson.

      I really doubt he’d be unemployed this long if he had several teams seriously interested in him.

  2. jimsjam33 - Sep 4, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    The Clippers need Admundson . Stop fooling around and sign him . You have no back-up power forward . Admundson will be good for 10 to 15 minutes per game with positive energy . He doesn’t need to score , but his rebounding and good defense will be sufficient ! He’s a can’t miss at the position . He should have been signed before Jamison and Mullins .

    • curtishalsell - Sep 4, 2013 at 4:48 PM

      Agree

  3. zacksdad - Sep 4, 2013 at 3:29 PM

    Lakers need another scrub. Jimmie has built such a great team. Championship or bust.

    Jerry RIP…

  4. youngdru88 - Sep 4, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    He was productive for the suns a few years back.. was happy when the warriors got him.. thought he could grab some boards.. he was pretty bad for us.. hes under sized.. was ecstatic when the pacers traded Brandon rush to us for him.. horrible trade for Indiana.. they could have used his bench scoring and 3pt shooting against the heat.. a shame he tore his acl..

  5. jammer73 - Sep 4, 2013 at 9:37 PM

    Look out! Amundson is a beast! Future HOF’r fer sure!

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