The Los Angeles Lakers believe they have their point guard of the future in Lonzo Ball, but the club still has been in search of a veteran to help run the offense and show Ball the ropes. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports the Lakers were meeting Monday with free agent point guard George Hill, with the two sides set to discuss a one-year deal. after he was cut by the Chicago Bulls last week.
Free agent George Hill and reps are meeting with the Lakers today in Los Angeles, discussing a one-year deal, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 3, 2017
Hill spent last season in Utah, where he played well despite dealing with injuries which cost him time in the regular season and the playoffs. With the Jazz trading for Ricky Rubio, it would seem that Hill is on the outs in Salt Lake City.
With the Lakers in need of a vet, and money and options drying up for free agent point guards, a one-year deal could work for both sides. Hill could provide stability and leadership for a year as Ball gets accustomed to the pros and Hill could increase his value for next summer with a strong campaign.