According to Mike Bresnahan of the L.A. Times, the Lakers are close to a 2-year minimum deal with forward sharpshooter, Jason Kapono.
NBA teams can’t sign free agents until Friday, but the Lakers met with Kapono and were close to a deal for one or two years and about $1.3 million annually.
The Lakers would sign Kapono for a minimum veteran’s salary and wouldn’t have to dip into their main free-agent tool — a three-year, $9.4-million contract known as the mini mid-level exception.
Kapono, who turns 31 in February, has career averages of 6.9 points and 43.7% from three-point range but averaged a career-low 0.7 points and 4.6 minutes last season with Philadelphia.
Mitch Kupchak has made previous attempts at Kapono, but according to Eric Pincus of Hoopsworld, a verbal agreement between the two had been vetoed by Jim Buss.
A two time NBA Three-Point Shootout champion, Kapono fills a gaping hole in the Lakers roster, one that has been missing a consistant shooter.