The Lakers have maintained interest in free-agent guard Rajon Rondo after meeting with him on Tuesday, though the Lakers have not decided if they fit into their plans, according to sources familiar with the situation. The Lakers could sign Rondo through the “room exception” worth $4.3 million.The Bulls waived the 31-year-old Rondo this offseason for salary relief purposes. He has averaged 10.7 points and 8.5 assists while shooting 46.3 percent through 11 NBA seasons.Sticking to routineEven if his workload no longer includes playing in any summer league games, second-year forward Brandon Ingram has resumed what he calls “his normal routine.” Ingram also said he is cleared to play five-on-five scrimmages once he returns to the Lakers’ practice facility.The Lakers are not overly concerned about a cramp Ingram suffered in the team’s summer league opener. They just shut Ingram down for preservation purposes, but the 19-year-old acknowledged that incident illustrated his need to hydrate himself better.“From a nutrition standpoint, I can be better at that,” Ingram said. “With the way my body would’ve run (with better nutrition), I wouldn’t have even thought about a cramp.”Injury update Rookie point guard Lonzo Ball (sore right groin) and rookie forward Kyle Kuzma (cramps) participated in the Lakers’ voluntary workout on Tuesday after missing Monday’s game against Sacramento. Rookie guards Josh Hart (right ankle sprain) and PJ Dozier (left ankle sprain) received treatment.All players will be reevaluated on Wednesday for their availability to play the remainder of the summer.Evaluation modeMonday’s game was an encouraging sign to Southbay Lakers president Joey Buss. With Ingram and their three first-round picks from last month’s draft sitting out with assorted ailments, the Lakers secured a 95-92 win over Sacramento by relying on players eager to crack a roster spot. That development reinforced the importance the Lakers have placed on their Development League affiliate, which will share the new expanded practice facility that will open this summer.“The number one goal for our minor league team is to win championships and develop players for the Lakers,” Buss said. “We’re going to do that and we’re going to focus on youth, guys that are athletic, guys that can run and guys that can shoot.”The Lakers drafted center Thomas Bryant with the No. 42 pick, and he is one of the candidates the team could sign to a two-way contract. That mechanism allows NBA teams to split costs with their D-League affiliate, which helps build more of a vested interest in each player.Buss stressed, however, that the Lakers selected all their players based on how they would fit on an NBA roster.“For the two-way contracts, it’s our goal to evaluate all of the guys on the Summer League team and also through our training camp,” Buss said. “We’ll get the guys that are the best fit and the most talented players for that two-way (contract). We’re currently evaluating that process.” LAS VEGAS >> The work routine shifted in recent days for Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson and General Manager Rob Pelinka.After spending the past weekend watching the Lakers’ NBA Summer League team while fielding phone calls about prospective free agents, the front office brass returned to Los Angeles for additional meetings and their first free-agency deal. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe Lakers agreed to a one-year, $18 million deal with free-agent guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope after meeting with him on Tuesday, according to league sources familiar with the situation.The Lakers see the deal satisfying their specific free-agent priorities. Though Caldwell-Pope has averaged 11.7 points on 40.5 percent from the field through four years with the Detroit Pistons before making him an unrestricted free agent, the Lakers liked Caldwell-Pope’s emergence as a shooter after making 35 percent of his 3-point shots last season. The Lakers like his defense and team-first mentality. By holding firm on only offering one-year deals, the Lakers can maximize purchasing power next summer to pursue possible marquee free agents, including Paul George, LeBron James and Russell Westbrook.Meanwhile, Caldwell-Pope found several things about the Lakers appealing, including the vision of Johnson and Coach Luke Walton, the team’s offense the franchise’s platform, and an expiring contract that could yield a hefty payday in the 2018 offseason when he becomes a free agent, according to a league source familiar with his thinking. Caldwell-Pope is set to make more next season that Warriors guard Klay Thompson ($17.8 million) and Draymond Green ($16.4 million).