Free agent point guard Rajon Rondo is reportedly “still in the mix” for the Lakers.

Los Angeles, meanwhile, also sat down with George Hill‘s representation and discussed a potential one-year pact.

The Lakers and Hill are said to have “significant mutual interest.”


Hill, 31, is a victim of a shrinking point guard market and could potentially parlay a healthy season with the Lakers into a longer-term deal elsewhere next summer. Hill had a problematic toe injury that limited his durability during an otherwise stellar season for the Utah Jazz. He played just 49 games, but averaged a career-high 16.9 points per game.


The Lakers are determined to do one-year contracts in free agency, preserving salary-cap space for 2018 to pursue possible free agents Paul George, LeBron James and Russell Westbrook. Before joining the Jazz in a trade last year, Hill spent five seasons as George’s teammate with the Indiana Pacers.


The Lakers have also talked with free-agent point guard Rajon Rondo about a one-year deal, including several rounds of calls to front-office officials, coaches and players who’ve worked with Rondo through the years, league sources said.

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