Amundson is known for his hustle on defense and rebounds. He was mostly known as part of the bench in the 2010 Phoenix Suns team that went to the Western Conference Finals. The 6’9″ frontcourt player averaged 4.7 points and 4.4 rebounds that season.
He played 20 games with the Minnesota Timberwolves and averaged 1.6 points and 2.4 boards in 20 games with them. As mentioned, he was released a few days ago in favor of forwards Mickael Gelabale and Chris Johnson.
The Los Angeles Lakers, who are without Pau Gasol for a minimum of six weeks and Jordan Hill for the rest of the season, can certainly use some frontcourt help and some hustle from a normally listless squad. He can be used in small line-ups when needed.
The New York Knicks would have to cut a player from their roster but they definitely need help in rebounding as they are 22nd in rebounding. However, there’s still no word on when Rasheed Wallace is going to be back. As for the Philadelphia 76ers, they still don’t have Andrew Bynum (who may not be back this month) and are 19th in rebounding so they need help there as well. No matter which of these three teams pick up Lou Amundson, he’s going to be helpful to their squad. As a matter of fact, every team needs a guy that hustles and does the dirty work. Amundson can definitely do that.
Amundson has made stops with the Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns, Golden State Warriors, Indiana Pacers (where he played last season), and the Minnesota Timberwolves. He’s averaged 3.8 points and 3.6 rebounds in 308 games.