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2 confirmed returns to the Lakers next year!

The Lakers roster continues to take shape for next season, with the front office needing to be smart about building it. Economic solutions must be found, but above all, the important elements of the last campaign must be preserved. That’s why two players have just been confirmed for the 2022/23 season.

Regularly cited in rumors in recent weeks, the Lakers are logically active, like many teams. The franchise must find a way to improve this roster, which received confirmation that Russell Westbrook will be present next year. The leader has decided on his player option, visibly under the spell of Darvin Ham, with whom he wishes to succeed at the start of the next school year. That’s the hope among fans, though many have long since given up.

If we are potentially expecting a big recruit for the summer, the Lakers must mainly focus on the players already present in the workforce. Some were on the way out, forcing the front office to make a choice. The two players concerned? Stanley Johnson, just like Wenyen Gabriel. The good news is that they will continue their adventure for next season.

The Lakers roster continues to unfold

We are talking here about two precious players, who had landed during last season. Johnson stood out with his defense, while Gabriel was able to bring great energy into the racket, and so necessary for the Lakers, so weakened in this area. The good news, they will stay one more year in the City of Angels according to Keith Smith, who explains the team decided to activate their option.

The Los Angeles Lakers exercised their 1.9 million team option on Wenyen Gabriel, and their 2.4 million option on Stanley Johnson.

Gabriel’s contract becomes an unsecured contract. The date will take place during the month of January. Johnson’s contract is fully guaranteed.

Movement for the Lakers, who will also keep Austin Reaves as a bonus for the new season. Good contributions, even if it will take much more to try to compete with the competition in the West. But free agency is just getting started in the City of Angels.

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