March 5, 2020
The Los Angeles Lakers are signing free agent guard Dion Waiters for the remainder of the season. The Lakers have been looking to sign someone to help them in their playoff run.
The Lakers are intrigued with Waiters’ potential as a scorer and defender after recently hosting him for a workout, said the person familiar with the Lakers’ thinking. But the person added the Lakers also talked with Waiters extensively about the need to remain professional on and off the court after the Miami Heat dealt him before the NBA trade deadline to the Memphis Grizzlies before getting subsequently waived.
A contract is expected to be signed soon. While the deal is for the rest of the season, it does not prevent the Lakers from waiving Waiters if things don’t work out.