After the first four additions in free agency, the Los Angeles Lakers continue to add pieces, in this case by armoring D’Angelo Russell e Austin Reaves. Both as of yesterday were free agents and both will sign new deals with the yellow-purple.
For Russell it is a two-year, $37 million total. For Reaves, a genuine revelation of the Lakers’ last season, however, a four-year, $56 million. Los Angeles thus effectively confirmed in its entirety the core that took it to the Conference Finals: Russell, Reaves and Hachimura, in addition, of course, to LeBron James and Anthony Davis who already had long contracts.
RFA Austin Reaves has agreed to return to the Los Angeles Lakers on a four-year, $56 million Early Bird maximum contract, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Agents Aaron Reilly and Reggie Berry of AMR Agency negotiated the new deal to keep Reaves in L.A. long term.
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