The Los Angeles Lakers have had a quiet free agency so far, but there is one notable player they have interest in. That's Dion Waiters, who had a breakout year with the Miami Heat.
Los Angeles Lakers have a meeting with free agent guard Dion Waiters tonight, a league source told Basketball Insiders.— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) July 3, 2017
Waiters put up 15.8 points per game last year and the Heat want to retain him. However, the Lakers are looking for guard depth and Waiters happens to be the former client of Lakers GM Rob Pelinka.
One potential issue for Waiters and the Lakers is that Los Angeles wants to sign players to only one-year deals. That allows them to maintain their cap flexibility for next year when they pursue Paul George and others. However, Waiters might want a deal with more security than just a one-year offer.