Lakers Rumors: Latest Buzz on Quincy Miller and Outlook for SF Position

The Los Angeles Lakers' quest for redemption after a historically bad 2013-14 season didn't exactly get off to a good start. The team currently holds an 0-4 record heading into Tuesday's contest against the Phoenix Suns. Still, there's no reason to break the glass over the panic button just yet.

Los Angeles isn't near full strength right now and is still adjusting to a revamped roster. The team is featuring an inexperienced starting power forward in Jordan Hill and an adjusting Jeremy Lin at point guard. Even Kobe Bryant is still shaking a bit of the rust off.

Perhaps the most devastating factor to the team is the absence of small forward Nick Young.

This team is struggling at the small forward position with Young expected to miss another month of action. Wesley Johnson isn't the kind of weapon the Lakers need from a wing. A defensive-minded player, he struggles a bit with consistency on offense.

Mike Trudell of tweeted the need for more offense from the position:

The team isn't getting that from Xavier Henry.

Through the first four games of the season, the team has relied far too heavily on Bryant. Of course, this is nothing new for the Lakers, but considering the fact that the team is attempting to keep its star guard healthy for the full season, that may not be the best course of action.

After all, Bryant's on-court minutes have increased throughout the team's four contests this season—he played 29 minutes against the Houston Rockets and was up to 36 minutes against the Golden State Warriors.

This appears to have forced the Lakers' hand, as Shams Charania of tweeted a rumor that the team is looking to acquire Quincy Miller:

Miller is a former second-round selection of the Denver Nuggets and was waived on October 27. At 6'9" and 210 pounds with solid range and good presence in the paint, the forward has p...

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