Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said the team looking to find a backup center to replace Theo Ratliff, who is expected to retire.

The Lakers will also try to shore up their backcourt as insurance against Shannon Brown deciding not to pick up his player option worth approximately $2.2 million to stay with the team next season.

"Shannon has an option to extend," Kupchak said. "We don't know what he's going to do. That's an area that we should look to operate a little bit, the backcourt."