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.
Rajon Rondo is still in the mix for the coveted Lakers PG spot, I'm told. Per ESPN, George Hill is talking to Lakers today about one-yr deal
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 3, 2017
The Lakers and Hill are said to have “significant mutual interest.”
Lakers envision a scenario in which Hill and Lonzo could start as lead guards, per source https://t.co/mSgR9DVgPc
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 3, 2017
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.