The Lakers are involved in discussions to reunite with one of their former players but haven't officially signed
One person familiar with the situation said the team had agreed to terms with Clark for the rest of the season, but another person cautioned that a deal had not been completed.
The Lakers are at the
The Lakers could also wait for the NBA to grant a hardship waiver, which would temporarily allow them to increase their roster size to 16 players.
The hardship waiver isn't expected to be granted until this weekend or next week. It stipulates that a team must have four players sidelined at the same time with substantial injuries.
The Lakers would have to return to 15 players when one of the four returned.
Clark, 26, is an energetic player who also can hit from three-point range. He averaged 7.3 points in 59 games for the Lakers in 2012-13 after being acquired from Orlando in the
Clark then signed a two-year, $8.5-million free-agent deal with Cleveland, but he was later traded to Philadelphia and waived by the 76ers.
He most recently played in the
The Lakers have been short-handed in practices, forced to suit up assistant coach
There's one coach who doesn't want to get on the practice court. He knocked on a wooden podium as he spoke about it Wednesday.
"If we get two more guys hurt, then I'm going to probably be out there,"
Scott then got more serious. This injury thing has gotten a little out of control.
"It would just be nice to have 12 healthy bodies," he said. "Not only for games, just for practice. There are things we can't do.
"The last practice we had, two of our coaches had to practice just so we could go five-on-five. That makes it tough."