The Brooklyn Nets have re-signed guard Keith Bogans.
General manager Billy King announced the deal Thursday without disclosing contract terms.
Bogans was signed midway through the season and appeared in five games before breaking his left ankle in a game against Detroit on Feb. 8. The nine-year veteran played the previous season with the Chicago Bulls
Originally drafted by Milwaukee in 2003, Bogans began his career in Orlando, before moving on to Charlotte, Houston, Orlando again, Milwaukee, San Antonio and Chicago.
Of course that assumes they part ways with Bryant (and Gasol) which would be a major, but ultimately inevitable, step into the future for the Lakers.
It’s not clear what path the Lakers will take but they stand to have significant spending power in 2014, or 2015 if they delay, to find a headliner to partner with Howard.
Both Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol will have completed their contracts. Could this be the final two years they’re in Los Angeles? Over the summer, Bryant has noted that he expects to play just two or three more seasons. Does he decide to retire or will the Lakers be faced with a difficult decision?
As rich as 2014 may be, opt-ins could make 2015 a monster. In addition to the James and the Miami trio who all have player options for 2015, the list would likely include Kevin Love, Marc Gasol, LaMarcus Aldridge, Rajon Rondo, Tony Parker, Kyrie Irving (R), Ricky Rubio (R), Eric Gordon, Klay Thompson (R), Tim Duncan, Andrea Bargnani, Tyson Chandler, Anthony, Gay, Stoudemire, Nash, Randolph and an even longer list than 2014′s.
So far in the preseason, the Blazers are 2-2, coming off a 97-80 victory over the Denver Nuggets. Portland hosts Golden State on Friday night.