The Los Angeles Lakers were left with a big void in front court depth when the team dealt versatile forward and reigning sixth man of the year Lamar Odom to the Dallas Mavericks. Apparently the Lakers are moving quickly to address that void and will sign free agent forward Josh McRoberts to a two year, mini mid-level exception deal according to multiple sources, most notably Y! Sports reporter Marc J. Spears:
McRoberts is an athletic, versatile 6’10″, 240 lb power forward that can add nice value to the Lakers bench behind Pau Gasol and Ron Artest. McRoberts is agressive on the boards and also has three point shooting range, as he knocked down 23 of his 60 attempts from three last season (.383). For the season McRoberts averaged 7.2 ppg and 5.3 rpg, appearing in 72 games (51 starts).
McRoberts, 24, was drafted 37th overall in 2007 by the Trailblazers before Portland dealt McRoberts to the Pacers in 2008.
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