Lakers considered a lock to re-sign Austin Reaves
According to Marc Stein, the Lakers are considered a lock to re-sign Austin Reaves. Reaves is a restricted-free agent, and LA is ready to match any offer made to Reaves.
The maximum another team can offer Reaves is a four-year deal close to $100 million.
Reaves had a breakout second season in the NBA, averaging 13/3/3, shooting 53% from the field and 40% from three.
Austin Reaves on his future with the Lakers:— Lakers All Day Everyday (@LADEig) May 23, 2023
“I want to be here. It feels like home.” pic.twitter.com/ZE6dmJk3by
He was also pivotal in the Lakers' run to the Western Conference, averaging 17/4/5 while shooting 46% and 44% from downtown.
Reaves has shown constant improvement in his career as a Laker and is an up-and-coming young player. He plays well on both ends of the floor and fits extremely well alongside LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
Reaves will be one of the core players for the Lakers for years to come. He is a lock to return; now it’s up to Reaves and the front office to figure out the numbers of the contract.