Cam Raddish signed a two-year contract in free agency

The Los Angeles Lakers have been linked to Cam Reddish for years because of his clutch sports representation and need for size on the wing.

Duke’s former No. 10 overall selection always had potential but was never able to put it together, resulting in him already playing for three teams despite being only 23 years old.

With free agency starting on Friday afternoon, it was not surprising to see the Lakers linked to Reddish again.

LA has apparently been given business orders like re-signing Austin Reeves and Rui Hachimura, but according to Brad Turner of the LA Times They will add Reddish to a multi-year deal at minimum cost:

According to Michael Scotto of HoopShypeThis is actually a minimum contract with a player option for a second year:

Raddish likely won’t be a huge part of the Lakers’ rotation minutes, but he’s a good recapture project that could potentially improve over the summer under L.A.’s tutelage.

In 173 games over four NBA seasons, Reddish averaged 10.3 points and 3.0 rebounds while shooting 32.2% from 3-point range. He received quality minutes after being traded to the Portland Trail Blazers at the deadline last year, averaging 11.0 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 20 games.

With his size of 6’8″, if Reddish can develop a more consistent 3-point shot, he could become one of the best players in the offseason.

While the Lakers still have plenty of moves to make, landing Reddish for a minimum deal is about as good business as signing another former lottery pick two seasons ago in Malik Monk. Reddish joins a free agent group from Los Angeles that includes Gabe Vincent and Taurean Prince, giving him a clear picture of the roster heading into the 2023-24 season.

It appears that Los Angeles used its non-taxpayer mid-level and bi-annual exceptions on Vincent and Prince, respectively, so any other free agent signings from here on out will be minimal deals.

Rui Hachimura re-signed with the Lakers

One of the Lakers’ biggest questions was about Rui Hachimura, whom they made a restricted free agent at the start of the week. Hachimura played a key role for LA in the playoffs, and signing him became a priority in the offseason.

It appears that the two sides were able to work out a deal as the forward is reportedly set to return on a three-year, $51 million contract.

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