Lakers News: Team meeting with George Hill to discuss one-year deal

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The Los Angeles Lakers appear to be on the verge of making their first move in free agency with Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reporting that veteran point guard George Hill is meeting with the team on Monday to discuss the parameters of a one-year deal. 

Hill had spent last season with the Utah Jazz where he put together one of his best season averaging a career-high 16.9 points on 47.7 percent shooting from the field and 40.3 percent from beyond the arc despite being limited to just 49 games due to various injury. 

The addition of Hill would provide more stability in the backcourt by filling the offensive void left by the expected departure of Nick Young while giving them another veteran presence on the roster. The one-year also allows for the Lakers to maintain their large amount of salary-cap flexibility for next season. 

Los Angeles currently possesses about $17 million in salary-cap space this summer. 

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Bob Garcia IV

Staff Writer at Sports Out West
Bob Garcia IV is a sports journalist from Southern California. He's currently the Los Angeles Lakers beat writer for Sports Out West. He is also currently covering the NBA and NFL for ClutchPoints. He was previously the beat writer for LA Rams Report for Scout.com, which is a website dedicated to covering the Rams. Lastly, he was a reporter for the award-winning newspaper, The Daily Sundial, at California State University, Northridge. You can follow him on Twitter, @BGarciaivsports.


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