• Kings To Exercise Trey Lyles' Team Option

    1 month ago - By Hoops Rumors

    The Kings are expected to exercise Trey Lyles ‘ $2.625MM team option for 2022/23, a league source tells James Ham of ESPN 1320 and The Kings Beat .
    The 12th overall pick of the 2015 draft, Lyles has bounced between five different teams in his seven NBA seasons, and never really lived up to his status as a former lottery pick. However, he had arguably his best overall season in '21/22, averaging 10.5 points and 5.1 rebounds on .466/.321/.802 shooting across 75 games split between Detroit and Sacramento, so picking up his modest team option was likely an easy decision for the Kings.
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  • Charlotte Hornets exercise team option on forward Jalen McDaniels

    1 month ago - By InsideHoops

    Charlotte Hornets President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Mitch Kupchak announced today that the team has exercised its option on forward Jalen McDaniels for the upcoming 2022-23 season. McDaniels appeared in 55 games during the 2021-22 season, accruing averages of 6.2 points and 3.1 rebounds in 16.3 minutes per game in his third season...
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  • Lakers Rumors: Russell Westbrook Exercises $47M Contract Option for 2022-23 Season

    1 month ago - By Bleacher Report

    WESTBROOK TRADED Russell Westbook is on the move again, reportedly headed to the TEAMX. The Los Angeles Lakers will receive RETURNX in exchange for the...
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  • Reports: Lakers' Russell Westbrook opting into his $47.1M player option

    Reports: Lakers' Russell Westbrook opting into his $47.1M player option

    1 month ago - By Sportsnet

    Los Angeles Lakers point guard Russell Westbrook is exercising his $47-million player option for the 2022-23 season, according to multiple reports.
    The decision does not come as a surprise as Westbrook, whose play has declined since his five-year, $207-million contract began in 2018, will not likely get as lucrative an offer on the open market. The 2017 MVP had until Wednesday to opt in.
    Last season Westbrook averaged 18.5 points, 7.4 rebounds and 7.1 assists, shooting .444 from the floor and .298 from three-point range.
    The Lakers struggled to a 33-49 record despite having the...
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  • Lakers' Russell Westbrook To Pick Up Option For 2022/23

    1 month ago - By Hoops Rumors

    Lakers point guard Russell Westbrook will exercise the player option on his contract for 2022/23, according to reports from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. The move, which had long been expected, will lock in Westbrook's $47,063,478 salary for next season.
    Acquired by the Lakers during the 2022 offseason, Westbrook was meant to be the final piece of a Big Three that would lead L.A. back to title contention. However, as fellow stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis battled injuries, Westbrook struggled to fit in with his new team.
    Westbrook's scoring average was...
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  • Hornets Pick Up Jalen McDaniels' 2022/23 Option

    1 month ago - By Hoops Rumors

    The Hornets have exercised their team option on forward Jalen McDaniels for the 2022/23 season, per Keith Smith of Spotrac. The option is worth $1,930,681.
    [RELATED: NBA Team Option Decisions For 2022/23 ]
    The decision doesn't technically lock in that $1.93MM salary for McDaniels, since his contract remains non-guaranteed even with the option picked up. But as long as the 24-year-old remains under contract through August 1 , he'll receive his full guarantee.
    A former second-round pick, McDaniels has emerged as a regular part of Charlotte's rotation over the last two seasons. He has...
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