Report: Lakers keeping tabs on free agent Kuzminskas

Mindaugas Kuzminskas was released by the Knicks last month.

The Los Angeles Lakers are among the teams interested in former New York Knicks small forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas, according to a report from ESPN.

The Knicks waived Kuzminskas two weeks ago, as they needed to make room for the return of veteran center Joakim Noah.

Per ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk:

“The Lakers are keeping tabs on free agent Mindaugas Kuzminskas. According to sources with knowledge of the team’s thinking, the Lakers, in need of perimeter shooting, are doing their due diligence and met with the forward recently while they evaluate their wing depth.”

Kuzminskas, 28, has career averages of 6.2 points while shooting 42.6 percent from the field and 32.1 percent from three. He recently told, “My priority is NBA. But who knows, maybe nobody needs me. Then I would consider return to Europe. If I needed money, I would have stayed in New York. I want to play, not to sit on the bench.”

The Milwaukee Bucks have held internal discussions about going after Kuzminskas, but would need to create a roster spot first.