Among the nice surprises of the last season, Austin Reaves should have more responsibilities at the Lakers for this new exercise. A good idea for the young player, who deserved to take the lead. Confidence is also present, to the point that he would have a great demand on his leaders.
It’s an important season approaching for the Lakers, who have no right to relive the fiasco of last year. A campaign to forget for the organization and their supporters, since there was not even a postseason on arrival. Russell Westbrook was one of the bad students, to the point that the point guard could be traded very quickly. On the other hand, not everything is to be thrown away in this roster either, because there have been some nice surprises.
We can think of Malik Monk, who unfortunately jumped ship to reinforce the Kings in the West. Another player to note? Austin Reaves, who was able to bring a little scoring and defense, but above all envy once on the floor. An interesting player that Darvin Ham wants to develop in the future, to the point that the person concerned should get a big promotion.
Big change coming to the Lakers?
Reaves deserves it, since he saved a few games for the Angelinos last year. He hopes his managers will remember this when it comes to negotiating a new contract, since he will be a free agent in the summer of 2023. According to insider Mike Scotto, number 15 has already planned to ask for a raise. to the Lakers in order to stay. We will have to prove it again this season, but Reaves is motivated.
Mike Scotto on Austin Reaves:
“From everything I’ve gathered, he’d like to stay in LA and get a pay raise, and the Lakers would like to keep him.”
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— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) August 31, 2022
“From what I know, he wants to stay in Los Angeles and wants a contract increase. The Lakers would also like to keep him. »
Both parties have a common interest, although Reaves still has things to prove. Having a good season is one thing, but you have to be able to follow through, especially when the stakes change. The supporters hope to keep it longer:
We better not shit the bed with him like we did Caruso
—Austin (@Brongevity) August 31, 2022
We better not m**** like with Caruso
Austin Reaves wants to stay with the Lakers, but he hopes to have the pay that goes with it, especially if he becomes a starter. A logical decision for the player, even if we do not yet know the exact position of the Angelinos. We imagine that the soap opera will settle in the summer of 2023, depending on performance.