Lakers News: Latest on Free-Agent Workouts, Nick Young and More

The Los Angeles Lakers' two-game winning streak came to an abrupt halt Friday when the Dallas Mavericks dropped 140 points on Kobe Bryant and Co. Things continued to decline Sunday against the Denver Nuggets, as several of the team's key players had trouble finding any kind of offensive rhythm.

Needless to say, plenty of news has surfaced surrounding this struggling Lakers team that is still searching for an identity and consistency. In the wake of these recent losses, members of the team have sounded off, and the search for capable roster additions continues.

Here's a look at the recent buzz involving the Lakers organization as it attempts to right the ship.


Latest on Free-Agent Workouts

Due to season-ending injuries to guard Steve Nash and rookie power forward Julius Randle, the Lakers began a long search to find suitable replacements. Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders tweeted the four players who were given workouts:

Those workouts came and went, and nothing new has surfaced from the team since. This comes as a surprise considering Los Angeles could use an additional guard who is able to create shots for players like Bryant and Nick Young. Gal Mekel obviously stands out in this regard.

According to David Pick of Basketball Insiders, the Lakers don't appear to be in any kind of hurry to sign any free agents:

The team must certainly do its due diligence before making any kind of a decision; however, with the limited options and the team slumping, its easy to speculate adding a helpful role player would be a priority. Apparently, that's not the case here.


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Young had a rough outing Sunday against Denver, shooting just 2-of-12 from the floor, finishing with seven points, three rebounds and one assist in 28 minutes. After his five-point outing again...

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