Jovan Buha: “Lakers view [Austin Reaves] as the third-best player”
According to Jovan Buha of The Athletic, the Los Angeles Lakers plan to match $100 million offer sheets on second-year guard Austin Reaves.
“The Lakers are going to match any contract offer sheet that he signs up to that $100 million,” Buha said. “The Lakers view him as the third-best player on this team if you look at the regular season and postseason he had.
“He stepped up big time and was basically an 18-5-5 guy with near 50-40-90 shooting splits as a starter for them. There were several factors as to why the Lakers made that second half run, but chief among them – and maybe the biggest factor overall – was Reaves’ ascension.”