Allen Iverson, who sources indicated the Lakers had some interest in as long as he was willing to go to the NBA Developmental League for a few weeks first, is not the answer. He’s simply not a point guard. The Lakers are also said to be interested in former Toronto Raptors point guard Rafer Alston, who helped the Orlando Magic reach the NBA Finals in 2009. But who knows if that will materialize into anything?
All we know for the moment is that the parts the Lakers have are not good enough. Initially, that thought process applied to them facing Kevin Durant and Oklahoma City, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade in Miami or Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls.