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Lakers Kick The Tires On Gilbert Arenas, Don't Offer Contract

Gilbert Arenas #1 of the Orlando Magic covers his mouth during the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Amway Arena on February 13 2011 in Orlando Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
Gilbert Arenas #1 of the Orlando Magic covers his mouth during the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Amway Arena on February 13 2011 in Orlando Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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(SB Nation, Brian Floyd) Rumors of the Los Angeles Lakers' interest in Gilbert Arenas appear to have some weight to them after the team worked out the veteran point guard on Sunday in Los Angeles. Arenas, who is currently a free agent, had been linked to the Lakers, with the team reportedly expressing interest in bringing him in for a workout.

However, though Arenas reportedly performed well, the Lakers did not offer him a contract -- at least for now.

The report comes from ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin.

Arenas, who turned 30 last month, looked "slimmed down" and "explosive," according to a source with knowledge of the workout, but no signing is necessarily imminent as the guard flew back to his home in Orlando, Fla., from Los Angeles on Sunday night.

McMenamin also reported the workout was held at the home of Steven Jackson, known as the man behind L.A. Gear sneakers.