Rumor has it that the Los Angeles Lakers are interested in signing free-agent point guard, Gilbert Arenas. The Lakers could definitely use an upgrade at point guard over Steve Blake and Derek Fisher, especially after the two got burned by Jeremy Lin last night.

Actually, the whole season, they have been getting pummeled by opposing teams' point guards. They are younger, more mobile, more athletic, and just flat-out better than the Lakers' core of floor generals. Why else is Kobe continuing to do so much night-in and night-out?

After last night's 92-85 loss, Bryant was reportedly trying to bring the former Magic guard. According to CBS's Ken Berger, Bryant recently contacted Arenas to bring him. And I don't blame him.

Most likely, Arenas will be signed to a pro veteran minimum contract. It's good to see "Agent Zero" coming back. I haven't seen him play in a long time and getting a new fresh start in Los Angeles is the perfect way to bounce back. What's there to lose? You the got Black Mamba with you in the backcourt and two big guys to lob it to in Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol.

The 30-year-old has averaged 21 points and five assists for his career. He is coming off eleven points and four assists per game last season in Orlando. I think Los Angeles really needs to make this move. Fisher and Blake are not the answer. It's time for a change and Arenas would be a huge benefit for this.

Make it happen, guys.
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