NBA Rumors: Lakers Interested In Veteran Guard

With the recent news breaking that potential trade target Jerami Grant is not interested in playing in L.A., the Lakers have to adjust their expectations for what they can get in return for a package of Kendrick Nunn, Talen Horton-Tucker and a first-round pick.  The Rockets Eric Gordon is said to be of interest as well, but perhaps Los Angeles could find a slightly cheaper option if they are looking to add another 3-point shooter.  Former Laker Lou Williams has been lost in the shuffle in Atlanta, playing just 14 minutes per game for an uninspired Hawks team, so maybe the idea of finishing his career going after a title in L.A. intrigues the 35-year-old guard.  Williams said ahead of this season - his 17th - that he planned on this being his last, and what better way to end your career than with a championship ring?  

The Lakers will certainly have their hands full in the playoffs and likely would need more than just the addition of Williams to be considered favourites, but the Atlanta Hawks have next to zero chance to win a title, comparatively.  Bleacher Report's Greg Swartz explains the intrigue on the Lakers' end:

Making a potential return to Los Angeles, Lou Williams would be an intriguing option. He's struggled with the Hawks this season, but he was an important part of the Clippers just a year ago and could provide some instant offense off the bench.
Williams may or may not want to play for another team this season, but if he is interested in getting a ring on his way out, he could likely be had for a combination of minimum-salary deals, Kendrick Nunn, and/or a draft pick, leaving the Lakers to try and shop Talen Horton-Tucker on his own, or opening the door to fill out their roster via the buyout market following free agency.

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