Lakers in talks with Dion Waiters

Elias Hubbard
July 6, 2017

No longer are the Knicks and acting president Mills anxious as to whether Waiters can conform to the triangle offense, with Phil Jackson ousted.

The Post says the Knicks attempted to deal for Waiters during the 2013-14 season when the guard was with the Cavaliers.

There is an obvious connection between Waiters and the Lakers given that general manager Rob Pelinka used to be his agent before accepting the position with the team earlier this year. As a result, Waiters made the decision to opt out of the second year of his contract, thus becoming an unrestricted free agent.

Shooting guard Dion Waiters proved to be a valuable contributor for the Miami Heat in 2016-17, averaging 15.8 points, 4.3 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game in his first season with the franchise.

The Los Angeles Lakers have been one of the more quiet teams in free agency through the first few days without any roster moves being made aside from parting ways with veteran big man Tarik Black on Saturday afternoon. Will Miami pay more to keep him now that they are out of the Gordon Hayward sweepstakes?

The Knicks have reportedly been trying to trade Lee, who is owed $36.8 million over the next three seasons.

We may find out soon, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Rose is still in play, but the Knicks have had only internal discussions about point guard Rajon Rondo and have yet to contact his agent. After George Hill, whom the Knicks reportedly coveted, agreed to terms with Sacramento, New York is running out of options.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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