Lakers, Austin Reaves want to sign new deal


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Lakers’ sophomore Austin Reaves has solidified himself as an important role player for the team. The former second-round draft pick is set to become a restricted free agent this summer.

There appears to be mutual interest from the player and the team to make a new deal. According Michael Scotto of HoopsHype, the Lakers can offer Reaves up to to four-years, $50 million contract.

Via Michael Scotto of HoopsHype:

Both Austin Reaves and the Lakers want to get a deal done, I’ve been told. With that said, I’ve also heard multiple teams have Reaves on their free agency radar. The Lakers can offer him up to four years, $50 million. Something to keep an eye on, in my opinion, would be a Talen Horton-Tucker type of contract that could make sense for both sides with a two-plus-one (two years guaranteed and a third-year option). I think the mid-level exception is his floor. Other teams don’t mind being used as leverage against the Lakers as a big market team.

This season Reaves is averaging 11.5 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 27.6 minutes per game.

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