Report: Rajon Rondo ‘Still in the Mix’ for Lakers Deal

by July 04, 2017

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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