Lakers Rumors: Austin Reaves Signs Four-Year Deal To Stay In LA
Austin Reaves, Lakers
Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports

Coming into the offseason, the Los Angeles Lakers’ top priority was re-signing guard Austin Reaves after his breakout 2022-23 campaign.

After originally signing with the Lakers as an undrafted free agent, Reaves showed flashes of his potential during his rookie season.

He got an even bigger opportunity under Darvin Ham in his second season and made the most of it, eventually taking over as a starter and becoming the Lakers’ third-most important player during their playoff run.

Overall in the 2022-23 season, Reaves averaged 13.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.4 assists while shooting 52.9% from the field, 39.8% from 3-point range and 86.4% from the free throw line. After taking on a bigger role and eventually being inserted into the starting lineup after the trade deadline, he averaged 18.0 points, 3.1 rebounds and 5.7 assists in the Lakers’ final 21 regular season games while maintaining extremely high efficiency.

He continued that into the postseason where he averaged 16.9 points, 4.4 rebounds and 4.6 assists during the Lakers’ 16 games.

With that breakout performance, Reaves became one of the most coveted restricted free agents going into the offseason and has earned his money in free agency, agreeing to a four-year deal with the Lakers, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.


Both Reaves and the Lakers organization have clear all along that they wanted to continue their partnership, and now the team has kept their word by securing him to a long-term deal.

This is a nice payday for Reaves, who made the league minimum his first two seasons after signing as an undrafted free agent.

Reaves now not only gets a nice payday, but he will continue his career playing for one of the biggest brands in sports in one of the biggest media markets alongside LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the other teammates he has grown so close to.

Inking Reaves to this deal just adds to what has been an impressive offseason for the Lakers thus far, with the team making moves quickly and improving their roster across the board while keeping their talented core intact and ready to compete next season.

Lakers have busy first day of free agency

The Lakers were one of the busier teams in the league on the first day of free agency, re-signing Rui Hachimura while also reportedly bringing in Gabe Vincent, Taurean Prince and Cam Reddish.

Have you subscribed to our YouTube channel? It’s the best way to watch player interviews, exclusive coverage from events, participate in live shows, and more!

You May Also Like

Austin Reaves: Rui Hachimura Barely Talked After First Joining Lakers But Now Has Built Close Friendship

Two of the biggest performers last postseason for the Los Angeles Lakers outside of LeBron James and Anthony Davis…

Lakers Rumors: Interest In Marcus Smart Although Grizzlies Not Expected To Trade Him

One of the things the Los Angeles Lakers are said to be targeting at the trade deadline is speed and athleticism in their backcourt…

Lakers News: D’Angelo Russell Praises Darvin Ham After Win Over Bucks

Everything clicked for the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night when, after a dismal first quarter, they clawed their way back…

2021 NBA Draft: Nah’Shon Hyland Acknowledges Franchise’s History After Working Out For Lakers

The 2021 NBA Draft is a little less than three weeks away, which means pre-draft workouts are in full swing…