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What if they have done too good of a job in scaring off offers for Reaves and he doesn’t get an offer over what they can match? Does he take like a 1-2 year deal? Seems like no team wants to “help” the Lakers so maybe no team wants to lock up the cap space just to have them match.Sadly I can see Lebron ending up in Dallas with Kyrie and Doncic but it likely wouldn't happen until the '24 offseason when he can just walk in FA. He obviously wants to play with stars. AD actually stayed somewhat healthy during the postseason but that is an anomoly with him at this point. Lebron and AD just take up too much of their cap for them to make a significant addition this offseason unless Kyrie decides to take a big paycut. When the Nets tried offering him a smaller than max deal that sent him off the deep end though. Cuban is definitely going to offer the max and don't see Kyrie turning that down.
As for Reaves it's going to be nearly impossible to get him out of LA due to the Arenas rule. Even if he gets a ridiculous contract he will only count for like $12 mil on their cap for next season with the balloon payments in subsequent years but Lebron and potentially AD could very well be off their payroll by that point. Apparently the Rockets have a ton of capspace and huge interest in Reaves this offseason too. Lakers made a huge mistake letting home grown Caruso walk and highly doubt they make the same mistake with Reaves who I believe is the better, younger all around player.