The Los Angeles Lakers are not hesitating to make their interest in free agents known and are interested in recently-waived Carlos Delfino, according to Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times. The Houston Rockets waived Delfino's $3 million non-guaranteed contract to make the necessary cap space to offer a max contract to Dwight Howard.
Just hours later, the Lakers have expressed their interest in the floor-stretching forward. Delfino was the Rocket's fourth-leading scorer at 10.6 points per game as a rotation player off the bench. He shot 37 percent from beyond the arc and his career average from deep is 36 percent.
The Lakers are looking to address their need for forward depth while also adding much-needed perimeter shooting. Los Angeles has also officially inquired about free agent swingman Chris Copeland, who shot 42 percent from three-point range through his first season in the NBA.
Delfino's playoffs were cut short after he fractured a bone in his foot and required surgery. He is expected to make a full recovery prior to the start of the season.
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