Austin Reaves Wishes To Stay With Los Angeles Lakers Before Free Agency

Austin Reaves

Austin Reaves is a player for the Los Angeles Lakers, who is heading to free agency in the offseason. The 24-year-old rising basketball player is looking forward to continuing with the Lakers, while the Lakers seek that he stays in the team.

Austin spoke to journalists stating that he wishes to stay with the Lakers, right after the Lakers’ loss at the match on May 23 against the Denver Nuggets, the score is 111-113. Reaves said to Los Angeles Times’ Dan Woike that he wants to be with the Lakers and that he feels at home with the team.

As Austin’s two years final season contract worth $2.488 million with the Los Angeles Lakers comes to an end, it is expected that he will be confined to free agency. This means that the Lakers will hold on the right, matching any offer sheet Austin submits.

The Lakers Will Up The Offer For Austin Reaves 

A maximum contract expected to be offered by the Los Angeles Lakers to Austin Reaves is estimated at $50.1 million for four years according to sources. Marc Stein, an NBA insider has indicated that this amount may not be sufficient for Austin as other teams will be approaching him with their offers. He also believes there are certainly other teams who are ready to offer more than what the Lakers are providing, to have Austin on board their teams.

In this season, Austin has earned $1.563 million and $925,000 from the campaign of 2021-22, however, on the open market, Austin is expected to receive a massive raise. Austin has scored 17.6 points with 5.5 assists on average in 23 games.