Lakers reportedly on lookout for another big man

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The Los Angeles Lakers are on the lookout for some veteran help via the buyout market and “wouldn’t mind” adding another big man, according to Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times.

“(The front office is) looking to see how they can help improve the team with that last spot,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “But no decision, from what I’ve been told so far, on what that’ll be.”

The Lakers reportedly have had some interest in veteran forward Carmelo Anthony, a close friend of star forward LeBron James. But Anthony hasn't played since being released by the Houston Rockets in November -- so the interest must not be that strong.

The Lakers created an open roster spot at the trade deadline, when they sent Michael Beasley and Ivica Zubac to the Los Angeles Clippers for Mike Muscala.They entered Wednesday night in 11th place in the Western Conference.

Players must be waived by Friday in order to maintain playoff eligibility should they sign elsewhere.