During the offseason, the Lakers have 10 players who will become or can choose to become free agents. Their final destination is undoubtedly the focus of the fans. On October 23, Beijing time, the US media LAKESHOWLIFE predicted the choices of these players. They believe that six of them will successfully stay on the team, two will join other teams, and two others may choose to retire.
Thick eyebrows naturally needless to say, he has already planned to renew the contract with the Lakers after jumping out of the contract, the only suspense is that he signed a contract for many years. Both McGee and Bradley are likely to implement player options and stay in the team.
After winning the championship, Howard completed his self-redemption. He liked Los Angeles very much and his girlfriend was also playing in Spark. Howard is not particularly concerned about salary, the Lakers also want to renew him, so he is very likely to stay.
As for Morris, he performed well in the playoffs and fits the Lakers' system very well. However, he is not a very attractive free agent. The competition for the Lakers should not be very fierce. He has a good chance to renew his contract with the Lakers. A new contract with a reasonable price.
Waiters has few chances to play, but he also proved his ability. The Lakers may trade Green or other players at the same position during the season. Waiters is a good spare tire. He is also likely to stay.
The US media believes that Rondo will leave the Lakers and may sign the finals opponent Heat. The Heat have prepared a lot of space for next summer, and they are not worried about giving Rondo a one-year contract with a higher salary this season. If Dragic leaves, Rondo will be even more demanded. For Rondo, signing the Heat can get more income, and he can join forces with former Bulls teammate Butler again.
As for Pop, there are also many teams interested. American media believes that Timberwolves may sign him. Pope's jump out of the 8.5 million player option a year means that his market value is more than 10 million annual salary, and he is expected to sign a multi-year high-paying contract. The US media predicts that Timberwolves can give Popper a three-year, 36 million or similar contract.
The US media believes that Dudley will continue to stay in this league, but he estimates that he will transition to management or coach. As for JR-Smith, he is definitely not willing to retire, but his role in the team is no longer big. The Lakers can free up this spot and sign a more effective player. The US media also said that JR may have difficulty getting another NBA contract. Retirement may be an option that JR has to consider.