Report: Lakers “pursuing” Rodney Stuckey in free agency

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The Los Angeles Lakers have not made any moves in free agency, yet. But all reports indicate that they are in the market for a veteran guard, whether as a starter or off the bench.

Another name has joined the fold with Alex Kennedy of Hoopshype (h/t Harrison Faigen of Silver Screen and Roll) reporting that the Lakers are now pursuing Rodney Stuckey.

Stuckey, who has spent the last three years with the Pacers, fits the mold of what the Lakers need: a low-usage veteran that can help bring younger players along. Moreover, his relationship with Paul George may be used as a selling point in one year when the Lakers hope to sign the superstar forward recently traded to the Thunder.

The Lakers have also been linked to Dion Waiters, Rajon Rondo, and Jamal Crawford in recent days.

At 30 years old, Stuckey would not have a huge role on the Lakers, having started one game in the last two seasons combined. He does not fix all their issues as he is only a 30 percent career shooter from deep.

Last season with the Pacers, Stuckey appeared in only 39 games due to injury. He averaged 7.2 points and 2.2 assists per game, shooting only 37.3 percent from the field.

The Lakers will likely try to sign Stuckey to a one-year veteran minimum contract.

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