The Lakers' courtship of Derek Anderson lagged this week, as teams around the league waited to see who else would be released under the amnesty provision.
However, with the amnesty deadline coming Monday, Anderson still appears to be their top guard prospect. Jackson came back to town to see his workout last weekend.
Anderson then passed a physical examination to allay the Lakers' concerns over his sitting out 66 games in his last two seasons in Portland because of back problems.
Anderson's agent, Tony Dutt, talked hopefully of getting the Lakers' $5 million midlevel exception, but the team hopes to get him for less than that. Anderson is now sorting his options.
"We've got two or three trips we're going to take, to see what's there," Dutt said.