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Report: Lakers to work out Dion Waiters on Monday

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MIAMI, FLORIDA - JANUARY 24: Dion Waiters #11 of the Miami Heat reacts against the LA Clippers during the first half at American Airlines Arena on January 24, 2020 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

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The Los Angeles Lakers will work out free agent guard Dion Waiters on Monday per a report from ESPN’s Dave McMenamin:

Yahoo! Sports/TNT’s Chris Haynes had previously reported the Lakers would work out Waiters and that date now appears to be set.

Waiters became a free agent when he was waived following a trade deadline deal from the Miami Heat to the Memphis Grizzlies. Memphis waived Waiters, eating the remainder of his $12.1 million salary this year and the full $12.65 million for 2020-21.

This season, Waiters has played just 42 minutes over three games, all with Miami. He’s missed time due to injuries and off-court issues.

Los Angeles opened a roster spot on Sunday when they waived guard Troy Daniels. The Lakers have been searching for wing scoring help, thus the workout for Waiters. Waiters would be playoff eligible for LA, as he was waived well in advance of the March 1st deadline.