Lakers Rumors: Team High On Bazemore, Likely To Bring Him Back
[new_royalslider id=”211″]

Lost in the midst of the upcoming NBA Draft and the ongoing coaching search, the Lakers have a lot of players who are free agents. Many young players made a mark with the team and no one knows who will stay and who will go.

— Think You Know Everything About The 2000’s Lakers? Take The Ultimate Fan Quiz! —

Much of the focus has been on Nick Young and with good reason as he was the team’s leading scorer last season. But another bright spot was Kent Bazemore, who was brought in mid-season and immediately made an impact.

Basketball Insiders’ Steve Kyler reports that the team likes the third-year guard, and are likely to bring him back next year:

The Lakers are very high on Bazemore. His offer sheet is very nominal, so it’s expected they will issue it and lock up his rights. It will become interesting if another team offers a multi-year deal. The Lakers likely match it, but if someone starts to nip at the Lakers cap space it is unclear how committed to Bazemore they really are.

Bazemore was an integral part of the Lakers down the stretch and showed great scoring ability in addition to very solid defense. With him being so young and flashing so much potential, it makes sense that the Lakers would be interested in him returning.

At the end of the day, everything comes down to the price the team will have to pay. With big decisions looming on players like Young, Pau Gasol, and Jodie Meeks among others, the Lakers are going to be very smart about where they place their money.
_______________________________________________________________________________________________
Lakers News- Kobe Bryant Jealous Of Tim Duncan?


Please enable Javascript to watch this video

You May Also Like

Lakers Rumors: Kyrie Irving Donates $323,000 To Feeding America For Birthday, In Honor Of Kobe Bryant

It has been nearly two months since Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna Bryant, and seven other passengers tragically passed…

Kawhi Leonard Free Agency Rumors: Jeanie Buss, Rob Pelinka, And Lakers Meeting Details

Following three team meetings in 2019 NBA free agency, Kawhi Leonard signed with the Los Angeles Clippers over the…

Lakers Rumors: Luke Walton Expressed To Jeanie Buss Front Office, Coaching Staff Could Grow Together ‘If Given The Chance’

The Los Angeles Lakers have had perhaps the craziest week in franchise history and one of the major themes was owner…

NBA Rumors: Lakers Official Calls Rob Pelinka Not Being Aware Of Cap Space In Anthony Davis Trade ‘Dumbest’ Story

Shortly after Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka traded for Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans…