tyson-chandler-iman-shumpertWith Pau Gasol struggling again and their backcourt being hit by the injury bug, the Los Angeles Lakers have reportedly called the New York Knicks about possible reinforcements.

ESPN's Chris Broussard reports that the Lakers have inquired about Knicks guard Iman Shumpert and center Tyson Chandler.

Shumpert has been getting the cold shoulder from the Knicks after enjoying a solid season last year. With the Lakers short on point guards and Kobe Bryant playing with the ball in his hands a little more, the Lakers are looking to Shumpert to help hold the fort until Jordan Farmar, Steve Blake or Steve Nash return.

The Denver Nuggets and Toronto Raptors have also been discussed as possible trade partners for Shumpert.

As far as Chandler goes, the Knicks say they aren't willing to move him, but anything is possible, especially if they find a sweetheart of a deal.

Why the Lakers would want to take on Chandler's contract and his health concerns are beyond me, unless they would take on Gasol.


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