Desperate for backcourt help, the Lakers re-signed Andrew Goudelock, a second-year guard who averaged 4.4 points for them last season.
Goudelock, 24, was never afraid to shoot the ball but was waived during exhibition season in October.
He averaged 21.1 points and 5.2 assists with two Development League teams this season, the Sioux Falls Skyforce and Rio Grande Valley Vipers. He played almost exclusively at point guard in the D-League but would be mainly a shooting guard for the Lakers with some ball-handling chances.
"It's real good to be back here. It's almost surreal," said Goudelock, drafted 46th overall by the Lakers in 2011.
Goudelock can be on the Lakers' playoff roster if they make it that far. He suited up but did not play Sunday in their 91-86 victory over San Antonio.
With Kobe Bryant (torn Achilles' tendon) and Steve Nash (strained hamstring) sidelined, the Lakers ran low on backcourt options behind sudden starters Steve Blake and Jodie Meeks.