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Byron Scott says Lakers will 'probably' look for point guard

The Lakers might be in the market for a point guard to fill out their roster depth.

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The Los Angeles Lakers' point guard depth took a significant blow with Steve Nash being ruled out for the season, and the front office may look at adding another player to the roster to account for it. Head coach Byron Scott said the Lakers are "probably going to have to," look for an additional point guard, reports Bill Oram of the OC Register.

The Lakers have also applied for a disabled player exception with Nash officially out for the entire season. This would grant the Lakers an exception worth approximately half of Nash's $9.7 million salary to sign a free agent or absorb a player in a trade. For more on the Lakers' financial options with Nash, and what his retirement could mean to their salary space, Eric Pincus of the Los Angeles Times has a very informative breakdown on the logistics.

Ronnie Price, a training camp invitee, is expected to make the roster after proving his value to Scott while every other point guard on the roster dealt with injuries through preseason. Jeremy Lin will play a big role and could move up to starter once the season begins, and Jordan Clarkson is a raw second-round prospect the Lakers may see as more of a combo-guard for now.

There aren't any point guards who can make an immediate impact still floating as free agents, but it's likely the Lakers would look for a third-string level player who could take on minutes if injuries continue to be a problem through the season.

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