Promising Guard Speaks Out On Future With Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers guard Austin Reaves spoke out on his impending free agency this summer during a sit-down interview with Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium. The promising stud expressed his desire to remain a Laker and continue wearing the Purple and Gold for the rest of his career.

Reaves will become a restricted free agent and could be up for a massive payday this summer. The 24-year-old, who is in the midst of a breakout campaign, could reportedly command a deal within the $50 million range.

On the season, Reaves is averaging 13.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 3.4 assists, while shooting 52.9 percent from the field and 39.8 percent from the three-point line.

The 6-foot-5 guard has taken his game to another level since the trade deadline. Moreover, he has also started in Los Angeles' last 10 games. 

Throughout this span as a starter, Reaves has averaged 18.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 6.1 assists, with splits of 57.1 percent shooting overall, 48.6 percent shooting from three, and 89.8 percent from the foul line.

The Lakers finished with the 7th best record in the Western Conference and will host the Minnesota Timberwolves in the play-in tournament. 

A win would propel them to a first-round series against Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies. A loss would book them a do-or-die game versus the winner of the 9-versus-10 matchup between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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