As we near towards the beginning of the NBA season, the Los Angeles Lakers roster is basically set. While the roster may not be perfect, the mix of talented youth and savvy veterans with LeBron James should make for a competitive and entertaining group. Recently, the Lakers finally managed to part ways with Luol Deng and his four-year contract by agreeing to a buyout and waiving the veteran forward via the stretch provision. Beyond shedding salary, the Lakers now are left with an roster spot. While the timeline of it is unclear, the Lakers reportedly were among teams to have had interest in free agent Jamal Crawford, as relayed by Marc J. Spears on ESPN's “The Jump:” “I just got a text from him.